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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #825 on: December 25, 2015, 08:31:13 pm »
Hello, Ver 6.50 is out and just updated/upgraded my TL866CS to A using radiomans SW  :-+

I wonder what the latest version does besides -

ADD?Support 25 Flash OTP programm
 Support 1.8V 25 serials Flash (Need special Adapter DIY)
 Ic Support up to 14000+, more detail see IC supported List.

Fixes the GAL22V10D issue ?

Bricks the programmer ?

« Last Edit: December 25, 2015, 08:33:06 pm by netdudeuk »
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #826 on: January 16, 2016, 03:29:55 pm »
I wonder what the latest version does besides -

ADD?Support 25 Flash OTP programm
 Support 1.8V 25 serials Flash (Need special Adapter DIY)
 Ic Support up to 14000+, more detail see IC supported List.

Fixes the GAL22V10D issue ?

Bricks the programmer ?
Yea, if you update yuor device will explode and produces a fantastic rainbow  :-//


BTW updated to 6.50 version A with radioman tool and works like a charm ;)
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #827 on: January 20, 2016, 06:33:31 pm »
Hello everybody. i'm newbie, and i need your help  !!!

  I have buy Mini pro TL866CS from china to flash bios mainboard PC.
But they send to me a FAKE TL866CS.
  When connected tl866CS to my computer, and setup driver. TL866CS worrking ok. BUT  i did click reflash firmware => i has error message.
after that my FAKE TL866CS can't connected with my computer.

i has try driver v6.0     v6.1       v6.5....
My Fake TL866CS, CAN'T CONNECTED to my PC. And i try connected other PC same.

What can I do with my FAKE minipro TL866CS.

Help me please :( Sorry for my bad english. :(


« Last Edit: January 21, 2016, 04:17:49 am by l4m4nh7jen »
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #828 on: January 20, 2016, 10:26:03 pm »
What can I do with my FAKE minipro TL866CS.
Try downloading the current Minipro? v5.91 is ancient...
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #829 on: January 21, 2016, 04:00:23 am »
What can I do with my FAKE minipro TL866CS.
Try downloading the current Minipro? v5.91 is ancient...

i has try driver 6.0 6.1 6.5....
My Fake TL866CS, CAN'T CONNECTED to my PC. And i try connected other PC same.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #830 on: January 21, 2016, 08:32:41 am »
Well if it is a fake get on to ebay / aliexpress or wherever and demand a refund
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #831 on: January 21, 2016, 08:49:43 am »
Well if it is a fake get on to ebay / aliexpress or wherever and demand a refund

So sad  |O |O |O |O
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #832 on: January 21, 2016, 05:10:43 pm »
it doesnt look like fake, more like dead - its not showing up on your screenshot of connected devices at all
you probably killed it with a bad firmware upgrade
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #833 on: January 21, 2016, 07:01:35 pm »
Well if it is a fake get on to ebay / aliexpress or wherever and demand a refund

So sad  |O |O |O |O

Bad firmware update. You can recover simply using another programmer connected to the internal ICSP port in the TL866.
If you don'te have any programmer, you can build a very simple parallel port programmer using the guide in the radioman's pdf. Like RetroSwin did above.

Btw this device doesen't support 24c02bn atmel serial eeprom... wow :(
« Last Edit: January 21, 2016, 09:17:56 pm by crx991 »
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #834 on: January 22, 2016, 03:32:30 am »
Well if it is a fake get on to ebay / aliexpress or wherever and demand a refund

So sad  |O |O |O |O

Bad firmware update. You can recover simply using another programmer connected to the internal ICSP port in the TL866.
If you don'te have any programmer, you can build a very simple parallel port programmer using the guide in the radioman's pdf. Like RetroSwin did above.

Btw this device doesen't support 24c02bn atmel serial eeprom... wow :(

what can i do  :-[
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #835 on: January 23, 2016, 12:55:25 pm »
Hello guys,

I have bought the TL866CS form an ebay official seller "sunwenjun" so it is probably a genuine one.
Plugged it in , updated to the newest software (6.50) + firmware , it works like a charm.
But i have a problem writing 29fxxxx 49fxxxx and similar devices some in PLCC32 (using adapter) and some in DIP28,
the reading of IC's is OK but i cannot write.
I have few new IC's and many old ones , but i could not program anyone of them.
If fails with programming error on verify on the first byte that is not an 0xFF one, means that it does not erase the IC as well.
Tried to write some PIC16F & PIC18F works OK and 93xx and 25xx DIP8 seems to work fine.
Self hardware diagnostics is OK !
I need it mainly for 29x 28x 49x 27x EEPROM/FLash.
I am returning the item to seller for exchange but please tell me if this can be a product/software issue ?
Or has anyone encountered such problems ?

Thank you all !

BR,
- Artiom.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #836 on: January 23, 2016, 02:37:10 pm »
what can i do  :-[
Read the radioman's pdf from page 9, there's a guide how to recover the device.

« Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 05:45:13 pm by crx991 »
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #837 on: January 23, 2016, 09:06:33 pm »
@cyberartem - I've had no problem at all with 27C, 29F (both with PLCC adapter), and PIC16F as well as any 8 pin EEPROM I have tried.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #838 on: January 26, 2016, 10:51:44 am »
Thank you Macbeth.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #839 on: January 29, 2016, 09:32:52 pm »
Just noticed that a few popular MCUs are not supported by that... thing.

Best example: ATMEGA328P !  :palm:
Another one ?   PC10F3xx family  >:(
Could go on forever.....

May be cheap, but is, indeed cheapish.  :bullshit:

Nah !  Not very useful to me....  :--
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #840 on: January 29, 2016, 09:53:35 pm »
Just noticed that a few popular MCUs are not supported by that... thing.

Best example: ATMEGA328P !  :palm:

Worst possible example! Can confirm I've programmed them.

Quote
Another one ?   PC10F3xx family  >:(
Could go on forever.....

Never heard of it.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #841 on: February 14, 2016, 02:34:17 pm »
I greet you all and wish you for the great work you have done. I am new to this forum and also new and in the field of programming. in addition I want to say that I am not specialized in this field. IF I ask your help to help me somehow nerves.
- I have a TL866. When I bought a few months ago I was TL866CS and I've returned TL866A. everything goes perfect up here. I programmed some EEPROM in the basement of his respective adapter. everything normal, reads, cleans and schedules properly. but the problem I have with ICSP connection. I want to program a atmega644pa without removing the tiles which is dropping. ICSP connects with token token that I have made for the label of the device that has atmega644. I get to read MCU ATMEGA 644pa, it seems tl866a reading program but not really read anything. all of which are FFFFFFFFF. I tried several different MCU ic but without result. responds equally to all. and I try to program it seems like everything is going well but we finally draws error. when I click chek id, does not allow me to do anything after we issue id ic error. then I click no chek owe to id and then do not issue error when read but only when the program. It seems really do not read but after reading all the data that I read are FFFFFFFF. I tried to change my place with the cable cable MISO MOSI, that perhaps I made a mistake in connection with the token that have adapted to the plaque which is dropping circuit, but nothing changes.
- Please who can give me a suggestion or a help because I have more problem to overtake successfully TJA. IF you want the photo or detailed explanations, please tell me. enough to reach my goal. with respect to large for you!
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #842 on: February 16, 2016, 02:43:31 pm »
Hello guys,

I have bought the TL866CS form an ebay official seller "sunwenjun" so it is probably a genuine one.
Plugged it in , updated to the newest software (6.50) + firmware , it works like a charm.
But i have a problem writing 29fxxxx 49fxxxx and similar devices some in PLCC32 (using adapter) and some in DIP28,
the reading of IC's is OK but i cannot write.
I have few new IC's and many old ones , but i could not program anyone of them.
If fails with programming error on verify on the first byte that is not an 0xFF one, means that it does not erase the IC as well.
Tried to write some PIC16F & PIC18F works OK and 93xx and 25xx DIP8 seems to work fine.
Self hardware diagnostics is OK !
I need it mainly for 29x 28x 49x 27x EEPROM/FLash.
I am returning the item to seller for exchange but please tell me if this can be a product/software issue ?
Or has anyone encountered such problems ?

Thank you all !

BR,
- Artiom.

Exactly the same problem here, did you solve the problem?
Already tried two PLCC32 adapters, several USB cables,... don't know what to do. It reads just fine but then fails to erase and write.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #843 on: February 16, 2016, 11:27:27 pm »
I have similar problems with a 29EE010 / 020 etc series. I chose a "gemeric" part that had similar specs, and that worked for me.
I have 3-4 other universal programmers, including a very expensive Batronix one, which refuses to program these chips !!
emails and bitching got me no-where, which is why I went with TL866 in the end. I don't think I've ever owned a "universal" programmer
that worked all the time on anything, or had good customer feedback - except when I have to make my own !! which I've had to do on many occasions.
Batronic was going to release a utility to create / edit your own profiles, but stalled for years. They never told me why.
Hello <tap> <tap> .. is this thing on?
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #844 on: February 17, 2016, 06:18:39 pm »
Are you sure that chip are not fake?
I've programmed lots of 29EE010 (PLCC or DIP) and i haven't any problems, sometimes reading\writing faults, specially on PLCC sockets are because of bad pin connection...
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #845 on: February 18, 2016, 09:21:33 pm »
I have tried at least 5 29f010b, some from ebay and others from my local eletronics store. Same problem with them all... I'm 90% positive that the problem is the programmer. Is there any way I can test it?
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #846 on: February 19, 2016, 02:31:21 am »
What can I do with my FAKE minipro TL866CS.
Try downloading the current Minipro? v5.91 is ancient...

i has try driver 6.0 6.1 6.5....
My Fake TL866CS, CAN'T CONNECTED to my PC. And i try connected other PC same.

On wich windows you try to connect it  ????  maybe the drivers didn't install correctly, maybe you have to override the driver signature  .....
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #847 on: February 19, 2016, 03:43:17 am »
Quote from: coromonadalix
On wich windows you try to connect it  ????  maybe the drivers didn't install correctly, maybe you have to override the driver signature  .....
Good point.
I'd find some generic eprom, flash, e2r etc similar to the one you have and PROVE that ir does in fact actually work -
ie 12V - 21V 25V voltages work, CS / WE lines work etc
And as before, look for similar parts in the library and try those algorithms -
Hello <tap> <tap> .. is this thing on?
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #848 on: February 19, 2016, 02:03:51 pm »
I have tried at least 5 29f010b, some from ebay and others from my local eletronics store. Same problem with them all... I'm 90% positive that the problem is the programmer. Is there any way I can test it?
I don't Know honestly. On my TL866 works like a charm :\
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #849 on: February 20, 2016, 05:11:05 am »
I have tried at least 5 29f010b, some from ebay and others from my local eletronics store. Same problem with them all... I'm 90% positive that the problem is the programmer. Is there any way I can test it?
I don't Know honestly. On my TL866 works like a charm :\

Likely problem with a very popular programmer is more on the user :-)
Mostly I have to select to IGNORE thr chip manufacturter'- ID.  Many of my chips do not have the stated ID defined in the TL866.
 


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