[chirp_users] What did I do wrong? Bricked TH-9800

David Evans kd7uch at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 05:54:30 PDT 2018


Yes, that is always a bad thing to plug in anything while powered up.  Now
that the magic smoke has escaped you will not be able to get it back in.

Thanks,
David,
KD7UCH at arrl.net

On Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 07:46 Tom Henderson <Tom at henderson4.us> wrote:

> So I let the smoke out of my TYT TH-9800 when connecting it to program
> using CHIRP. I had previously programmed it with CHIRP with no problems.
> However, this time I wasn't paying attention and left the radio on when
> I plugged in the USB cable. It instantly shut down and there was a wisp
> of smoke from the back of the radio.
>
> What did I do wrong? Plug it in while powered on?
>
> --
> Tom Henderson
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