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'Problems with MPLAB 3.10 and PICStart Plus 1.20'
1996\09\30@232821 by myke predko

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Hi Folks,

Has anybody else successfully loaded the latest (at least on the Web Page)
versions of MPLAB and PICStart Plus?

I had a number of problems loading MPLAB 3.10 and PSP 1.20 - the first time,
I could no longer use Trumpet Winsock and could no longer get on the web.

Now, I do have it working, but I get the message the first time I enable the
programmer: "An updated version of PICSTART Plus firmware is available,...".
When I look at the "Readme" file, I see that I have to get a new 17C44 to
load the firmware on.  Does anybody have any comments on this?

Next, once I "Okay" past this message, I get "Open projects must be rebuilt
to properly coordinate device informatoin with PICSTART Plus".  What does
this mean?  Inside the code, I identify the PIC although, MPLAB doesn't seem
to remember the device being used in the PICStart Plus Window.

As well, the Configuration fuses don't seem to be updated (although in the
docs, it indicates that they should be).

Has anybody else seen this, or are working with the software yet?

Myke

Do you ever feel like an XT Clone caught in the Pentium Pro Zone?


'Problems with MPLAB 3.10 and PICStart Plus 1.20'
1996\10\01@085659 by Philip Restuccia
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> Hi Folks,
>
> Has anybody else successfully loaded the latest (at least on the Web Page)
> versions of MPLAB and PICStart Plus?

I loaded it on my Toshiba Satellite 105CS last night, but didn't have enough
time
left to play with it.

>
> I had a number of problems loading MPLAB 3.10 and PSP 1.20 - the first time,
> I could no longer use Trumpet Winsock and could no longer get on the web.

Hmmm.  When I ran it, I noticed that my Desktop Glidepoint started acting *very*
erratic.  Stayed that way, too, after I exited MPLAB.  Had to reboot the laptop
to get back even operation of the Glidepoint.  (Note: I have the Glidepoint on
the
PS/2 port, NOT the serial port).  Would anyone else have any insight as to why
this
would have happened?

Philip Restuccia
spam_OUTphilip.restucciaTakeThisOuTspamperi.com

1996\10\03@171151 by myke predko

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Hi Kim,

Thanx for the reply, I haven't spoken to you in a while.

>
>     The "An updated version..." message is a warning that newer firmware
>     exists and that not all of the devices will be supported by the
>     firmware version you are running.  For example, the PIC12C508 is not
>     supported by firmware version 1.01.  If you are using firmware version
>     1.01, you will not be allowed to select the PIC12C508.

I understand this and I'm looking at getting a 17C44 to put in it's place.
This is turning out to be surprisingly difficult.  I have contacted our rep
here in Toronto and they're getting a couple for me.

>
>     The "Open projects must be..." message is a warning that device
>     information is reinitialized when PICSTART Plus is enabled.  If you
>     had a project open when you enabled PICSTART Plus, you must either
>     rebuild the project or import the hex file.  In the future, PICSTART
>     Plus will be better coordinated with the simulator and emulator
>     memory.

I'm not really sure what this means.  Right now, I am building the project
then enabling PICSTART Plus, burning the part and everything works fine.
Except that I have to manually set the configuration bits.

>
>     PICSTART Plus must be enabled to update the configuration bits.  Then
>     they updated properly by reading a device, building a project, or
>     importing a hex file.

As I said above, I have to manually set the Configuration Bits on the
PICSTART Plus enabled window.  Not a big deal, but a bit of a pain
(especially when you've just put in your last mod to you code, you *think*
everything will work and then the PIC doesn't enable the right oscillator
and it just sits there)...

>
>     Hope this helps!

Thanx for the reply, I guess my biggest problem was that when I loaded in
MPLAB 3.10 the first time, I lost the use of my serial port and modem.  I
still don't understand why, because when I uninstalled MPLAB and then
reloaded it, everything worked fine!  To be totally fair, it could also be
my PC which is really on it's last legs.

myke

>
>     Kim Cooper

Do you ever feel like an XT Clone caught in the Pentium Pro Zone?

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