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Motorola XTNiD I have several of the new Motorola XTNiD's and a couple of the non display XTNi which, when switched on, make no sound but the red TX light comes on and stays on. No Audio or TX output. This seems to be a error code, has anyone else had this problem and if so did you manage to find the fault?

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  • Michael Ashby Jul 11, 2008

    This is a fault and not a programming issue. I have repaired about 30 of these units, but this fault has me stumped and it seems to be a common fault as I have about 9 of these with the same fault. (XTNi and XTNiD versions). Has anyone else come across this and found a fix?

    These are the replacement for the Motorola XTN licence free radio.

  • vulcansr2 Dec 20, 2008

    I purchased 3 2nd hand XTNiD's to supplement my xtn & CLS PMR equipment. 2 have developed the same snag. - switch on led remains red with no function - LCD screen blank. As this appears to be a common fault with the XTNID has Motorola come up with any suggestions.



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I have narrowed this down to the processor and sucsessfully changed about15 processors, This solves the issue of the radio having a perminant red LED.

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    Protea Electronics offers a fixed price repair service for these radios. £33.00 for the XTNiD and £30 for the XTNi plus return shipping of £4.00. UK Mainland only, for other areas please ask for a quote on return shipping.

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Hello Umtali,

What you describe could be the result of the radios being incorrectly programmed by the dealer. Like most professional radios, the Motorola MTNiD requires delaer programming (using computer software) to set the channels and functions of the radio. If the radios were not programmed or were programmed incorrectly then an error such as the one you mentioned might occured.

You should contact the dealer about getting the malfuntioning radios reprogrammed. Or, you may be able to clone any working radios you have into the non-functional ones using the cloning procedure in the User's Manual.

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Have the same problem, this is not a programming issue as the CPS does not communicate with the radio. The fault seems to occur after some time in use, so for sure is not a programming error, it just fails in this way!. All the regulators seem to measure correctly and the CPU has power and the clock runs. I can only assume that the CPU is faulty or there is a problem with the flash memory. I would be interested if anyone else has some clues.

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