I seem to have bricked my VX-8DE yesterday after cloning it from a PC (using CHIRP)
I was able to copy the data from the radio without problems. I edited it in chirp, then sent it back to the radio. After cloning was finished the VX-8 restarted and started to behave in a strange manner. It was barely reacting to any input (be it keyboard or knob). The VFO A display showed something along the lines of
b1 30.303, which I suppose might have been an error message of some kind, but I wasn't able to find any reference to it. The VFO B was set to the frequency I set it to before cloning and I wasn't able to change it by turning the knob. After a while the radio stopped reacting to the input entirely so I removed and reconnected the battery. Since then I wasn't able to power the radio on.
I tried to enter both microprocessor reset mode (BAND+HM/RV+Internet+Power) and the set reset mode (BAND+V/M+Power) but they won't power on the radio either. When I connect the radio to the charger it doesn't show anything on the screen and the busy LED which normally indicates the charging status doesn't lit up either.
My question is, has this happened to anyone else, and if yes were they able to get the radio working on their own? Mine is still covered by the warranty, so I'll be posting it to the local distributor on Monday, but until then I could try other options, if anyone knows of any.