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#1 (permalink)      6/8/2016 1:39:16 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Would any one know if it's a software or hardware thing? Before the screen would get fuzzy and fix itself for no discernible reason. Now it just won't turn on. Fires just fine.
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Obvious question ... Stealth mode turned on?
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Tried to turn it off about 4 times. nothing pops up on the screen.
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Might have put it in stealth mode as mentioned above, by accident.


Hold left button and fire button at the same time for a few seconds and see if that works.

Should see either stealth mode on or off.

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Yeah, I didn't phrase it correctly, but I did shift between stealth mode on and off four times, and nothing came up on the screen either time.
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Also what version firmware are you running?

Anyways if the above does not work try re-flashing firmware either to the newest and see if that works.

If not, flash one of the older versions until it works and then upgrade to the newest.

If all that fails then it is a hardware issue.

If it is under 3 months old since the ship date then it falls under FT warranty and they will replace it for you for free including shipping return reimbursement.

FT warranty policy

After 3 months it is still under warranty but you must pay return shipping.


Keep us posted if you get it running or not with the above info.

Good luck
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tophatgent wrote:

Yeah, I didn't phrase it correctly, but I did shift between stealth mode on and off four times, and nothing came up on the screen either time.




Ah OK gotcha.

Try what I suggested in my next post and re-flash the firmware.

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I'm using 3.03. I think i'll just contact support and get it replaced. Thank you!
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tophatgent wrote:

I'm using 3.03. I think i'll just contact support and get it replaced. Thank you!



Up to you if you want to wait a few weeks/months for a replacement.

I would try the firmware re-flash first as it takes only 2 seconds and may be your issue.


Link to VTC mini firmware


Anyway handle how you see fit, FT is pretty good about replacements if you have the time and patience to haggle with them. ;)


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How do I reflash my mods firmware exactly? You wouldn't have a guide on hand, would you?
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Just download the update package, extract the files to a folder and run the executable. Really simple.

Oh, have you tried removing the atty and trying to fire it? That will wake the display up if it's in stealth mode or has it's panties in a bunch :)
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