Zumspot bricked?

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Zumspot bricked?

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Ive been struggling to get this thing to connect to the master, and I finally found the logging button and Im getting this at the end of the output

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M: 2018-06-07 01:15:25.057 Opening the MMDVM
E: 2018-06-07 01:15:37.873 Unable to read the firmware version after six attempts
So I dont know if that normal or what Im missing here. I assume this is referring to the firmware on the zumspot? How do I get it to be able to read the firmware?
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Re: Cannot get it to connect to Master

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MMDVM cant find your modem

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Re: Cannot get it to connect to Master

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Full power off the Pi (remove the power cable) and power it back up, make sure the modem selection is correct, if you are sure on all of those - then make sure that you re-flash the modem with the correct firmware, cross-flashing a Zumspot with MMDVM_HS firmware for example can result in some odd behaviour.
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Re: Cannot get it to connect to Master

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Thanks for the replies.
I flashed it using pistar-zumspotflash just now. And it completed fine, didnt show any errors. After reboot its still showing the same error. I have it set to
'Zumspot Raspberry pi hat (GPIO)' in the configuration. Is there anything I can do to diag whats going wrong besides the logs?
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Re: Cannot get it to connect to Master

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Never mind, it does error flashing it. Just it says it was successful at the end so I didnt really look at it.

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Using Parser : Raw BINARY                                                   
Interface serial_posix: 57600 8E1                                           
Failed to init device.    
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Re: Zumspot bricked?

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So I tried multiple ways trying to get it to flash, and so far, no go. I think it might be bricked. Anyway to unbrick a hat?
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Re: Zumspot bricked?

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KI7YNI,

Just curious, did it ever work?

73,

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Re: Zumspot bricked?

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No it has not. Been bashing my head into a wall since I recieved it. Wishing I knew about the MMDVM_HS_Hat now, would've bought that instead.
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Re: Cannot get it to connect to Master

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KI7YNI wrote: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:03 am Never mind, it does error flashing it. Just it says it was successful at the end so I didnt really look at it.

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Using Parser : Raw BINARY                                                   
Interface serial_posix: 57600 8E1                                           
Failed to init device.    
Usually when this is seen, pins 38 and 40 aren't connected to the hat.. I'd check to make sure they are, and that they are properly soldered.
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KI7YNI wrote: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:17 pm No it has not. Been bashing my head into a wall since I recieved it. Wishing I knew about the MMDVM_HS_Hat now, would've bought that instead.
Maybe it's time to ask the seller for a replacement... sounds like you may have received a defective unit.

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