The exact same thing happened to me about 10 years ago.. A nearby lightning
stike took out a chip in the 'MP. I'd have to look at the schematic to see
but its obvious, I just can't remember. That chip is pretty sensitive.
It's also a surface mount, so nothing I wanted to fool with. I knew a local
here who was
good with a soldering iron and he replaced it. If you patient enough, you
probably do it.
On the other hand, good to hear from you, OM!
On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 6:09 PM, Steve Daniel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Good evening. I took a nearby lightning strike which damaged the
> motherboard to my computer. I thought all was well when I fixed that but I
> find that my 1000MP is no longer communicating with DXBase and my computer.
> I do not see the CAT light going on. I have checked the communication
> parameters and they seem to be in order. I also checked the manual to see if
> the CAT has a separate control to initiate it but I find nothing. All this
> leads me to believe the computer interface in the radio was damaged. If,
> however, someone out there has a thought or something else I might check
> before sending the radio off for evaluation and repair I would love to hear
> it. Thanks! Steve Daniel, NN4T
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