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XTS3000 fails to finish self test

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NIFOG291
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What radios do you own?: XTS 5000,XTL 5000, APX7000

XTS3000 fails to finish self test

Postby NIFOG291 » Fri May 26, 2017 3:45 pm

Today my XTS3000 was delivered from an Ebay purchase. Radio was well packaged and looked to be in excellent shape. I attached an Impress battery to it and the screen icons flash briefly, no beep then nothing on the screen. The indicator light on top remains on, lit green. I tried to put it in test mode, tried reading it......nothing changes.

Thoughts?

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Victor Xray
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Re: XTS3000 fails to finish self test

Postby Victor Xray » Fri May 26, 2017 6:19 pm

Inhibited

NIFOG291
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Re: XTS3000 fails to finish self test

Postby NIFOG291 » Fri May 26, 2017 6:51 pm

Any secret to un-brick it? The seller offered me a refund but I kinda want to keep it.

resqguy911
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Re: XTS3000 fails to finish self test

Postby resqguy911 » Sat May 27, 2017 5:39 am

If it were inhibited, the green light would not remain illuminated after POST.
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jry
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Re: XTS3000 fails to finish self test

Postby jry » Sat May 27, 2017 7:26 am

controller is bad ...more than likely one of the memory devices. not worth repairing the controller.


buy another one that passes selftest

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d119
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Re: XTS3000 fails to finish self test

Postby d119 » Mon May 29, 2017 12:35 pm

jry wrote:controller is bad ...more than likely one of the memory devices. not worth repairing the controller.


buy another one that passes selftest


Seconded.

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W3AXL
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Re: XTS3000 fails to finish self test

Postby W3AXL » Mon May 29, 2017 2:25 pm

It's interesting to see how the memory chips on the 3k's have been slowly dying over the last few years while the jedi series are still ticking along just fine. It'll be interesting to see how the 2500/5000 series fares in terms of longevity.

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Re: XTS3000 fails to finish self test

Postby d119 » Mon May 29, 2017 3:56 pm

W3AXL wrote:It's interesting to see how the memory chips on the 3k's have been slowly dying over the last few years while the jedi series are still ticking along just fine. It'll be interesting to see how the 2500/5000 series fares in terms of longevity.


My guess is that they will likely live quite a good, long life. There were a lot of lessons learned with the ASTRO Saber and XTS 3000. Keep in mind those were first generation radios.

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Re: XTS3000 fails to finish self test

Postby com501 » Tue May 30, 2017 3:25 pm

The last series of radios to have eeproms rated at the 1 Million ops before failure was the Greyhound/X9000 series. The XTS3k/Astro radios had a much less severe MTBF, and the series since then were bumped up in reliability some.


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