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Offline ChrisG

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1550 on: March 04, 2019, 11:18:11 pm »
Hi,
I also did the firmware conversion from CS to A a few years ago. And when I tried to install v6.85 of the software it told me it was a converted CS bla bla bla, and refused to start. So i tried radiomans guide of reflashing the firmware. I soldered the resistor and managed to get the Firmware updater running (v2.51), I did all the steps and flashed it with the 6.82 update.dat file. It looked like everything went ok, and I didn't get any errors. But when I tried to start the v6.82 software I got a "IC List Dll file error!" and it refuses to start. So I thought I'd do it all over again. So I soldered back the resistor and tried to get it back into bootloader mode. But now Firmware updater won't find my device, it just says "0 devices connected". So I tried once more, but with the same result. Any ideas on what to try next? Any help is greatly appreciated.

How do you know which update.dat file you have. How can I find this out? I have a file from 2017 and no clue which version or how to determine this.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1551 on: March 05, 2019, 09:16:00 am »
I downloaded the 6.82 installation rar file, then extracted it. That gives you the setup file, which can also be extracted. And in that folder is the Update.dat file. :)

Hi,
I also did the firmware conversion from CS to A a few years ago. And when I tried to install v6.85 of the software it told me it was a converted CS bla bla bla, and refused to start. So i tried radiomans guide of reflashing the firmware. I soldered the resistor and managed to get the Firmware updater running (v2.51), I did all the steps and flashed it with the 6.82 update.dat file. It looked like everything went ok, and I didn't get any errors. But when I tried to start the v6.82 software I got a "IC List Dll file error!" and it refuses to start. So I thought I'd do it all over again. So I soldered back the resistor and tried to get it back into bootloader mode. But now Firmware updater won't find my device, it just says "0 devices connected". So I tried once more, but with the same result. Any ideas on what to try next? Any help is greatly appreciated.

How do you know which update.dat file you have. How can I find this out? I have a file from 2017 and no clue which version or how to determine this.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1552 on: March 05, 2019, 06:11:13 pm »
Hi all, I think I resolved by now. After a 4th attempt and then still updating it after the "Menu -> Tools -> Update Firuware"  message. One question I do have is if you guys think that the logic IC testing is a reliable test by this TL866?
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1553 on: March 07, 2019, 06:49:48 am »
Can someone help me with post #594
I just need someone who have a original adapter PSOP44 just to copy me a wire connection

I believe this is correct:
Code: [Select]
Socket Flash Flash Socket
1 36 1 16
2 35 2 15
3 38 3 18
4 37 4 17
5 40 5 20
6 39 6 19
7 43 7 22
8 41 8 21
9 n/c 9 24
10 n/c 10 23
11 44 11 25
12 43 12 26
13 n/c 13 27
14 n/c 14 28
15 2 15 29
16 1 16 30
17 4 17 31
18 3 18 32
19 6 19 33
20 5 20 34
21 8 21 35
22 7 22 36
23 10 23 37
24 9 24 38
25 11 25 39
26 12 26 40
27 13 27 41
28 14 28 42
29 15 29 43
30 16 30 44
31 17 31 45
32 18 32 46
33 19 33 47
34 20 34 48
35 21 35 2
36 22 36 1
37 23 37 4
38 24 38 3
39 25 39 6
40 26 40 5
41 27 41 8
42 28 43 7
43 29 43 12
44 30 44 11
45 31 n/c 9
46 32 n/c 10
47 33 n/c 13
48 34 n/c 14

Hi, i found this entry from older posts.. but bit not sure how its all written here.. im bit confused about pin 2 on socket that have to go to pin 35 on flash.. as on adapter i have looks like pin 2 on socket is unconnected..
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1554 on: March 07, 2019, 07:34:02 am »
Yep. It's Fixed.. :) PIN2 was not connected to Flash PIN35




Reads now every time same content.. Programs also everytime ;)
Sorry if i'm double posting it :)

Thanks goes to tsmith35 and everybody involved in this thread :)
 
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1555 on: March 10, 2019, 08:47:00 am »
Hi, I still have problems with my TL866-A.

It was working fine with v6.60 but now I upgraded to 6.85 and it tells me it's a convertet CS version which is not true.
So I tried the fix from radioman, but so far I was not succesfull.

I soldered the resistor to my original A version which puts it into boot mode.
Radiomans Firmwareupdater 2.51 is recognicing my device.
I tried to write the firmware direcly as well as using the firmware dumper.
I tried version 6.60, 6.71, 6.82 and 6.85, nothing worked so far.
It is always erasing and writing but immediately after writing a "reset failed" appears.

https://www.bilder-upload.eu/bild-341813-1552167846.png.html

Also the MiniPro software is telling me that the version is 0 or no device.
When trying to flash firmware with MiniPro software it's also telling me a "reset fail" message.

Is there any fix for that?
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1556 on: March 11, 2019, 07:05:55 am »
I soldered the resistor to my original A version which puts it into boot mode.

It is always erasing and writing but immediately after writing a "reset failed" appears.

Is there any fix for that?
That resistor is still soldered? if yes you must remove it because the programmer cannot enter the normal mode. It will reset to boot mode again and again thus giving that reset failed message.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1557 on: March 14, 2019, 09:04:04 pm »
Thanks radioman, that was the issue.

I was able to restore it with the firmware dumper, but after using it
I was not able to flash the normal firmware from the update.dat.
Anyways it's reading and writing chips again and they also work.

The only remaining problem is that it disconnects when flashing (typical usb disconnect windows sound).
Also the TL866 ist often not recogniced and I have to install the USB drivers over and over again.
Then at some point the software recognices the device and I can use it again.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1558 on: March 15, 2019, 07:41:49 pm »
Did you try another USB port and/or another USB cable already?
You could check if this behaviour also exists on another system.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1559 on: March 16, 2019, 09:46:24 am »
The only remaining problem is that it disconnects when flashing (typical usb disconnect windows sound).
Also the TL866 ist often not recogniced and I have to install the USB drivers over and over again.
Then at some point the software recognices the device and I can use it again.
Most likely this is a usb issue, probably not enough current available on that usb port or else. Like the @Willem52 said please  try it again on another computer/os.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1560 on: March 18, 2019, 07:21:07 pm »
Hi,
I've updated my genuine TL866A from 6.80 to 6.85 FW and it say that my TL866A is a nodded tl866CS  :(. I know my programmer is original. Using the Radioman software it say that a have a bad serial checksun. Using the write serial function with my own serial number and reflash with tl866a FW ( and 6.80 update.dat) .It worked ! Checksun fixed without the need to open the unit. Thanks Radioman.
One question, is the HEX file generated complete (with bootloader) for programming in ISP with Pickit3 ?
Thanks, and sorry for my bad english.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1561 on: March 18, 2019, 08:33:56 pm »
Yes the generated hex file is complete, you can program your  device with pickit3 if you need that.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #1562 on: March 18, 2019, 11:58:50 pm »
OK. Thanks.  :-+
 


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