Icom IC-7300 Firmware 1.41 bricked the radio

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by N4UZZ, Jul 16, 2021.

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  1. N4UZZ

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    Well now you have ... good friend of mine religiously updates his 7300 and follows steps totally by the book. Update 141: radio bricked. Totally blank screen. No resets or anything works.
  2. AD0HT

    AD0HT Ham Member QRZ Page

    hmmm... anecdote.... let's hear from the user.

    Not saying it did not or could not happen. I am sure it can and for some will. Just curious for 1st hand details.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2021
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  3. WB2WIK

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    Indeed, the friend should post this himself.
  4. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hate when that happens.

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  5. K8JD

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    Why Upgrade ?
    I read about and saw U-tube about upgrading to V 1.4 but I see NO advantages for me to do that. My brand new IC7300 seems to do all I want to do so far.
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  6. K8JD

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    Maybe the upgrade bricked his computer too ? now he can't post anything :rolleyes:
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  7. K2CD

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    My advice to anyone doing a firmware upgrade is to prepare ahead of time for a potential loss of commercial power in the middle, which could indeed brick the radio. Either run the radio from a fully charged battery, or connect the PS to the AC mains via a UPS. Otherwise it's like playing Russian Roulette.
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  8. WA4SIX

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    And run the update on a laptop with a good battery.

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  9. WB5YUZ

    WB5YUZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Updates are like medical procedures. They are never totally without risk.

    This is why I avoid elective procedures.
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  10. KM1H

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    Wow, 141 updates on one radio? Is that a record for ICOM, or other company incompetence?
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