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DCC quickplug in Athearn F59PHI problems

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Ok all you DCC heads out there I need some help. I'm converting all my locos to DCC and one of them is the Athearn F59PHI Utah Front Runner. It says it has a nine pin quick plug and play socket which it does, so I plugged in a Digitrax DH123D decoder which was recommended to me by my LHS (local Hobby shop). I can't get it to move a centimeter on a MRC Prodigy Advanced2 or a Digitrax system, Ive heard others have had the same problem around my area but no one can seem to figure it out. I did some research and noted that NCE has a decoder for Athearn Qucik Plug Play locomotives is this a better decoder? I would really love some help, thanks so much everyone:)

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are you sure it is the decoder? can your system read the values? you also might want to try and reset it to factory settings just in case. do you have any other decoders and tried them in?
did you try to reset it?
if its toast, i guess you will need to contact the manufacturer to see what they want to do. but in worst case, yo out 15$...
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