[chirp_users] FTDI Chipset driver bricking fake FTDI chips

Jim MacKenzie jim at photojim.ca
Fri Oct 24 12:40:09 PDT 2014


In my computer hobby, "bricked" has typically meant that the device has been
rendered in a non-functional state.  This term is used even if the device
might be salvageable, but typically it will take expert knowledge or
significant bother to get it working again.  That is indeed the case here.

Jim VE5EIS

-----Original Message-----
From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
[mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Jim Unroe
Sent: October-24-14 1:34 PM
To: Discussion of CHIRP
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] FTDI Chipset driver bricking fake FTDI chips

No chips were "bricked". "Bricked" implies that the chip will no longer
function, period. They can be restored and there are videos appearing that
show how to do it. 




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