EEVblog #841 – Microchip MPLAB X PICkit 3 Woes

Dave and David2 battle to get an old Microchip PICkit 3 working with MPLAB X talking to Dave’s new product.
A tale of misery, rabbit holes, Murphy, facepalms, and ultimately success. You get a warts and all journey.
A good example of how a tool that should have just worked, turned into a nightmare due to some bad luck and poor tool protocol and mode compatibility.
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    • Petri Toivonen

      We’ve noticed this couple of years ago. You just could use an upgrade to modern life. (Sorry aussies.) I’ve got as rest of civiliced Europe: 100/100 connection at 29€/month, so no issues. You should push your officials to get you the same.

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    • glyndisqus

      Dunno if this is it – but I seem to recall they have problems on USB3 ports.

      I kinda gave up trying to make one work with my mac & pickit 3 clone – too much wasted time.

    • eili

      YOU CAN DOWLOAD IPE SEPARATELY !!!
      it’s just you don’t look correctly

      yes, you have to download http://www.microchip.com/mplabx-ide-windows-installer ,512mb, but after you can choose during install process to install ide and ipe or just ipe or just ide……

    • Jason Perry

      The only nightmare here is the video itself. This is the most pathetic display of whining and bitching and ultimately… just being plain WRONG. The fault is entirely Dave’s through and throughout. I’m pissed that someone I respect has dipped to this low.

    • Jason Perry

      The only nightmare here is the video itself. This is the most pathetic display of whining and bitching and ultimately… just being plain WRONG… I’ve seen from EEVBLOG to date. The fault is entirely Dave’s through and throughout. I’m pissed that someone I respect has dipped to this low.

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