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      Default DX7 "backup error"

      My trusty DX7 has been rock solid for the last 5 years and never missed a beat.
      I accidentally left the radio switched on for over 24 hours and found it dead flat yesterday.
      After charging it up and switching on, all I get is "backup error" on screen.
      I've done some searching on the net and found it is a common bug with the older units if they left switched on and the battery runs dead flat.
      Some have had success by getting into the service menu and resetting the transmitter but most have had to send the TX back for a firmware upgrade which addresses this bug.
      I am able to get into the service menu and after resetting the radio, the unit behaves as normal but only with the model that was last loaded and the problem reoccurs when the TX is next powered on.
      Unfortunately other models cannot be selected or created as entering the model select menu requires the unit to be powered up.

      I've been putting off buying a new TX as the 7 has been flawless, but this might be a sign to upgrade to the DX9.
      Has anyone had the backup error happen to them and how much did it cost?
      If its not a costly exercise I might look at getting it repaired anyway to keep as a spare TX.
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      Bugger, damn Spektrum.... Did you see this one Fiorello?
      http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=38605

      Not sure if it's a complete fix????.....The more I read it looks more and more like a send back.... Sorry mate
      Last edited by Hoverin; 03-11-2013 at 09:14 PM.
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      Thanks Darren,

      Tried all that but no joy.
      Looks like I'm off to the LHS tomorrow.
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      Quote Originally Posted by fg1972 View Post
      Thanks Darren,

      Tried all that but no joy.
      Looks like I'm off to the LHS tomorrow.
      Might be off to Horizon Hobby in the US....
      Cheers.....Darren
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      Default DX7 "backup error"

      Walked in to my LHS today and came out with a spanking new DX9.
      Can't believe all the bells and whistles this thing has.
      Will still look at getting the DX7 repaired though.
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      Meteor/Habu 70mm Jet
      HK F16 50mm Jet
      SDS 26% MsXR, DLE 30cc
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      Helis, Beam E4 inside Jetranger fuse, Trex 500, Blade MCpX, Blade 130X
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      Good stuff Fiorello, I love trips to the LHS like that.
      Cheers.....Darren
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      nice one fg... how much & what LHS & any accessories with it ? Mode?
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      Bang for buck this hobby can't be beat. Can't wait to see it in person.
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      Quote Originally Posted by CrustyFlyer View Post
      nice one fg... how much & what LHS & any accessories with it ? Mode?
      $440 from Outlaw hobbies literally down the road from me. Its the TX only version, comes with Lithion battery, charger, neck strap and SD card.
      He only had one Mode 2 in stock and they are still on backorder from the supplier so I got the Mode 2 and converted it to Mode 1 as it is user changeable.
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      Kyosho Spitfire 50, Saito FA-72
      Eflite Yak 54 Carbon Z
      Meteor/Habu 70mm Jet
      HK F16 50mm Jet
      SDS 26% MsXR, DLE 30cc
      World Models Ultimate Bipe, OS46AX
      Helis, Beam E4 inside Jetranger fuse, Trex 500, Blade MCpX, Blade 130X
      Phoenix Sim

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