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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1050 on: June 02, 2017, 10:10:07 PM »
Long version: I was fixing a friends C=64 (dead hex inverter 7406 + flaky color SRAM) and while I was doing that I thought I will give them a nice JiffyDOS kernal
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Did you install the JiffyDOS switchless?
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1051 on: June 04, 2017, 02:34:46 AM »
Did you install the JiffyDOS switchless?

Yup. Didn't have any 27c256's lying around... and I did not want to deadbug the 27c128 on the back of the original ROM :)
I gave the original ROM back, pins clean, to swap back if any incompatibility is found. I will find another solution then. The owner is pretty happy as of now. (2wks)
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1052 on: June 10, 2017, 09:44:26 AM »
if you don't like (as me) ugly old times new roman  fonts in TL866 software, here i made some changes for myself   ,
 also window is little bit bigger than ori. SW
changes was made on newer Ver. 6.60
Just download copy this file in miniPro folder

MODERATOR: Links removed, reported as a virus.

« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 02:58:07 PM by EEVblog »
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1053 on: June 10, 2017, 02:36:10 PM »
Don't Download.
Microsoft Defender detect it as a Virus (Win32/Ramnit.B)
« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 02:42:01 PM by .::Rizwan::. »
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1054 on: June 10, 2017, 06:14:09 PM »
if you don't like (as me) ugly old times new roman  fonts in TL866 software, here i made some changes for myself   ,
 also window is little bit bigger than ori. SW
changes was made on newer Ver. 6.60
Just download copy this file in miniPro folder

MODERATOR: Links removed, reported as a virus.

try now ,should be OK

« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 08:25:38 PM by mikroel »
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1055 on: June 12, 2017, 10:09:57 AM »
if you don't like (as me) ugly old times new roman  fonts in TL866 software, here i made some changes for myself   ,
 also window is little bit bigger than ori. SW
changes was made on newer Ver. 6.60
Just download copy this file in miniPro folder

MODERATOR: Links removed, reported as a virus.

try now ,should be OK

Seems Ok Now.
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1056 on: June 16, 2017, 11:58:13 PM »
I had a challenge a few days ago, I want to burn an image onto a M27C128 from ST, but this specific eprom is not on the IC support list.

Due to the missing IC support, then I choose M27128A, but this gave me a burning error after a few bytes. I erased the chip and tried again as AM27C128. This burning went fine and I have able to verify the code (with “Check device ID” unchecked).

Question:
I have not tested the chip yet, but it should work fine too in the theory? (Or am I wrong?)
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1057 on: June 17, 2017, 12:34:34 AM »
I had a challenge a few days ago, I want to burn an image onto a M27C128 from ST, but this specific eprom is not on the IC support list.

Due to the missing IC support, then I choose M27128A, but this gave me a burning error after a few bytes. I erased the chip and tried again as AM27C128. This burning went fine and I have able to verify the code (with “Check device ID” unchecked).

Question:
I have not tested the chip yet, but it should work fine too in the theory? (Or am I wrong?)
It's probably okay if it verified. But if you want to make sure the substitute you chose is well suited you should get the full data sheets of the two devices and compare the programming algorithms, pulse widths, margins, etc.
Mind you, you can't be sure that the TL866 is following the recommendations, it's very much a cheap and cheerful device programmer.

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1058 on: July 22, 2017, 04:42:31 AM »
Hi

1. Is the price of the TL866A very large compared to the TL866CS so as to risk opening the device and losing the warranty?

2. Is there a new version of the TL866 currently?

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1059 on: July 22, 2017, 10:01:00 AM »
I didn't find the price difference between the A and CS to be unreasonable, so I just bought the A version. I've got lots of projects in the queue already. ;)

I haven't heard about new versions of the TL866.
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1060 on: July 22, 2017, 12:05:54 PM »
Warranty? You really want to pay to return to China? Have you checked how much it costs?

If you do go for a TL866A or CS, make sure you get a good set of adapters too. Because they add very little when you buy it, but if you just buy the barebones you will curse yourself and end up paying so much more and waiting 30+ days delivery...

You can easily turn a CS into an A or whatever, but it's technical interest vs. the $5 extra cost.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1061 on: July 24, 2017, 02:12:18 PM »
Thanks for the answers.

Is it worth buying this socket for the TL866?



Change of topic:

Can you put a 20x4 LCD display to the TL866?

I want to make the TL866A with the LCD to display the data on the screen, Micro-SD to save the .bin and .hex in the inside of which the LCD can view the list, and Arduino to control the LCD and Micro-SD .

Is it possible to do?

Greetings.
 


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