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O3 Control head flat rate cost? Bricked.

Postby d119 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:52 pm

Bricked an O3 during a firmware upgrade. Won't light up. Powers the radio on with a "boop", that's it - no lights, nothing. Won't go into FZ mode or anything.

Anyone know any tricks?

Point of my post, anyone know what flat rate repair cost on these is?

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Re: O3 Control head flat rate cost? Bricked.

Postby spectragod » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:44 am

$485 or close to that for flat rate. I have had success bring them back using the port on the rear of the brick, some I have had to use a serial cable on, others a usb.

If you have a saved cp, you could try dumping it back in.
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Re: O3 Control head flat rate cost? Bricked.

Postby d119 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:15 pm

Well it's not the radio that's bricked, it's the O3 head. It powers up with no lights, and the radio just goes "boop". Bombed out during a firmware upgrade. Put another O3 head on it, works great. Put the O3 head in question on a known good radio, does the same thing... No lights, "boop".

Apparently the main board for these things is $225, I may just go that route...


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