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[TenTec] Orion II - front panel all will not work.

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Subject: [TenTec] Orion II - front panel all will not work.
From: "Karl Seper" <kd8gox@charter.net>
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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:37:00 -0500
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I had similar behavior with 565.  I replaced the snaphat battery, which
after it was pulled out and checked - was "dead".  When putting everything
back together I plugged and unplugged the cables in an attempt to dress up
the contacts.  - For what it is worth - Karl

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   7. Re: Orion II - front panel all will not work. (Bill Sale)

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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 08:19:14 -0500
From: "Bill Sale" <n5ii@centurytel.net>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II - front panel all will not work.
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This is a update on the problem listed below. I began trying to figure out 
the problem with the O2. I notice the led lights on front of the rig would 
dim  and almost go out. I tap on the rig and the led light would brighten up

to normal and all would start back working.
I took the front panel off the rig and try to find a loose connetion. I 
finally decided it was the short cable that goes to the little board on the 
display. I could not get it unplugged until I took the front of the rig 
apart. I took it apart and unplug the cable to the display and plugged it 
back in place. Now the Orion II seem to work just fine.I should have plugged

it  on and off a few times so maybe it would make a good contact. May it 
will work for a while.(I had to take the front of the rig apart twice 
because the ribbon to the display came loose while I was trying to get back 
together the first time. When I turn the rig on all I got was a white lite 
up display. So I took it a part a second time and was a little more careful 
when I put it back together.)
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From: "Bill Sale" <n5ii@centurytel.net>
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:01 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Orion II - front panel all will not work.

>I have had problems with this orion for quite a while. None of the knob or 
>buttons will work on the Orion II. When I power up the rig  with just the 
>on and off switch on the rig and when it comes on it says at bottom "FLASH 
>UPDATE MODE".   Now anything I try it comes up with 'FLASH UPDATE MODE".  I

>was having problems 2 weeks or so  with the front knobs or button not 
>working. So I unplug everything going to the rig and moved it to a table 
>and plugged the power supply back in and turned the rig on and it started 
>working. A day or so ago I upgraded  to 3.028.
> the rig has not worked since. I donot think 3.028 has anything to do with 
> the rig not working right. I cannot get the radio to reload 3.028 or 
> anything into the rig. It seems like the more I work with the rig tonite 
> the worse it gets. Early tonite the rig was booting up with no control 
> from the front controls, but now it will not go pass "FLASH UPDATE MODE". 
> The other day when the fron knobs had no control of the rig, I tried N4PY 
> soft ware and it seem to control the rig along with the read out. I just 
> tried N4PY and it has no control on the rig since if always come up with 
> "FLASH UPDATE MODE" on the screen. This rig has quite a history of 
> problems. I guess I will call Ten Tec and see what they say. It seems to 
> me something locks the radio up in the software area. When it is working 
> right I use Windows 7 and XP and Writelog. Any idears.
> Thanks
> N5II
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