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Unknown Card in Socket 1

I am getting this error when I the MC50 is turned on. I have hard reset the device. It seems to be the wireless card. I was just wondering if there was a way for me to re-seat the card in order to fix it?

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    I have the Same Problem too..

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    Unkown Card in Socket

    This error comes up while booting the MC50

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem and I can't find a manual anywhere

  • mbible Jan 12, 2009

    I have had 4 seperate MC 50's do this same problem. Is this a defect in the quality>> Is there a way to repair these??


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This issue may be sorted by reloading the operative syste, It seems that the platform files are corrupt and so the terminal does not recognise the radio card because it has no drivers for it.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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  • Oscar Suarez
    Oscar Suarez Mar 27, 2009

    Hello again,

    This kind of error as mentioned in this thread, is the radio card. This can be due to two things only.

    1.- The radio has developed a hardware fault in which case you have no other option that send it for repair.

    2.- The platform files got corrupted, in which case it will be resolved by reloading the OS.

    I have just commissioned 690 MC50 in which i had to done OS upgrades and based on the experience i have with this devices, in around 80% of the cases, this problem gets cured by reloading the OS.

    If you do need the files and instructions to do so, I will be happy to provide you with them.

  • BenN Feb 14, 2012

    oscar, do you still have the software to fix this by chance?

  • BenN Feb 14, 2012

    Oscar, do you still have teh software for this by chance?

  • Oscar Suarez
    Oscar Suarez Feb 14, 2012

    The OS can be downloaded from on the support pages. If you are having trouble contact me.

  • BenN Feb 14, 2012

    how do I contact you Oscar? I'm actually experiencing a little bit of a different problem....although it does touch on this issue.

  • emanuel v Oct 26, 2012

    so oscar you have fix the unknown card in socket 1 problem befor and it worked if so are you saying that all i need to do is go to there web site and download that program


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