I am wondering is, if the ebay cable is the same cable as pictured and listed at amerizonwireless?
What is troubling to me is that neither of the cables I referenced above look like the cable Andy referenced in his posting. Andy specifically stated that the switch should be set to “flash”, whereas neither of the cables I find even have a switch on them.
What I thought would be an easy setup of the older DTR410 is turning out to be a pain. I am not afraid to try and flash the radio, just to see, if I can do it. It is such a shame that Motorola does not support these nice little radios. I love them, even though we use them more like a walkie talkie than to their full potential. I love the range on them.
The only cable that will work for flashing the DTR radios is the one from my initial thread, the NNTN6367A.
I too was looking for a cheaper solution at first, and purchased another USB to Moto cable (part # NNTN4049B) for about 10 bucks. Didn’t work. Ended up buying the correct cable and was able to flash all 30 radios with no problems at all. Well worth the money in my case.
They have a chat feature, so I asked them. Here’s the transcript:
[quote]Me: The NNTN6367A cable pictured on your web site is not the right picture. The NNTN6367A has a large blue plastic casing in the middle with a switch on it to switch between “Data” and “Flash” modes.
Is the cable you’re selling really the NNTN6367A and the picture is wrong, or is the picture right and the model is not the NNTN6367A?
Thanks Andy, Since they state that it is the right cable and part number, with the “wrong” picture, I am going to give them a shot at it. The DTR410 is an old one, looks new, but in no hurry to add to my network. Therefore, if I have to return it, it’s not a loss of valuable time. Most all my new radios have come from Amerizonewireless.com. They have wonderful pricing on the 650. Once the cable comes, I will let everyone know the outcome for future use.
I received the flashing cable from http://www.amerizonwireless.com/motorola-nntn6367a-usb-flash-cable a few days ago. The cable that arrived is exactly as the flashing cable you have a picture of on this site. The cost of the cable from Amerizone is 58.75 with free shipping. I have also found that Amerizone has a very competitive price on their DTR650’s if anyone is interested.
As of this writing, I now have the older model DTR410 flashed with both updates, and programmed for our network. Thanks to some very good advice I received on this forum.
Looks like I also made the mistake of buying the cheap ($20) cable on ebay. In all fairness, all I thought I needed to do at the time was reprogram some old hand-me-down radios but I just can’t stand that beep so I’m hoping to upgrade the firmware. I have 1 650 and 7 550’s. Wish me luck!
This site is where I got my cable from, and in checking tonight, it does say the cable is no longer available. It also says to contact them for alternatives. Hopefully in checking with these people you can achieve your goal.
It doesn’t look the same, but the only way to know for sure if it works would be to take a chance and buy it. Make sure there’s a return policy if it doesn’t.
Get the one off eBay if you want to be sure.