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TYT Correcting Production Problems with MD-2017 Programming Cable

With our first batch of TYT MD-2017's, we had a few customers call complaining of issues programming the radio. After some back and forth, we identified the issue as being a poor solder within the radio connector on the programming cable. Customers with this issue were not able read their radios from the programming software.

TYT has confirmed the issue, and are immediately working to correct the problem. We are told that all of our future shipments will have the updated cable, so if you order a radio or a cable from this point forward you won't have to worry about this issue.

This issue affected a very small number of customers (less than 3%), so we appreciate TYT's willingness to make the fix a priority.

8 Comments

will you be replacing all the programming cables that have been sold?

now i know it wasnt me why I cannot program the radio !

Hi Steve, not all cables were affected, however if your cable was obtained from us at Buy Two Way Radios and it is confirmed to be defective, we will certainly work with you to replace it. Simply give us a call at 1-800-584-1445 or chat with us live at buytwowayradios.com. Our sales and support staff is available from 8 AM to 6 PM ET weekdays.

Hi Guys,
I bought a TYT 2017 from you and I am only going to get to it when I return home next month.
I have however been seeing reports of a weak antenna connector, have you guys had any reports from your clients as I am wondering if this is happening a lot.

Trevor
South Africa.

Hi Trevor, although we have heard a rumour or two, we've only received one comment so far about a possible issue with the antenna connector on the MD-2017, however we have yet to determine if it was due to a manufacturer defect or from overhandling. We are monitoring this and will continue to work with TYT to resolve such issues as they arise.

Rick,
TYT is posting on facebook a modification of the antenna connector that involves a new part. It is unclear if TYT is recommending we do the "repair" ourselves, getting the part from you, or sending the radio to you to make the mod for those of us worried about losing the waterproofing or otherwise screwing up the radio. Can you clarify; TYT does not use the most clear English sometimes.

Hi Jim, to be frank, we aren't entirely sure what TYT meant, but we are more than happy to make this repair free of charge for anyone who purchased an MD-2017 from us. You would need to pay for shipping, but we will make the repair and provide the part. Just give us a call at 800-584-1445 or chat with us live at www.buytwowayradios.com weekdays.

MD2017 Issue. Order # 3086265

Got my new radio today. Initially it powered up and there was a display. Now there is just a blank screen. Tried updating the firmware and this did not change the problem. Stll blank nothing displayed except a blank blue screen.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Hi Tom, if you give us a call at 800-584-1445 with your order number, we will be happy to assist you with troubleshooting the issue. You can also chat with us live at www.buytwowayradios.com weekdays.

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