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Thread: Why isn't Picstart supported?
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On Sat, 21 Sep 2002, Olin Lathrop wrote:

> I think you either upgraded MPLAB or are now building for a chip that
> requires the new firmware.  Either way you should really upgrade the
> firmware.  If I remember right, the Picstart+ uses a 17C44 (you better
> check).  I bought two of the JW versions of this part a long time ago and
> swap them whenever I need to upgrade the firmware.  This has happened 2 or
> three times now.

Yes it is a 17C44.

>
> You might be able to get away with one, but I worry that the original
> firmware might be completely unsupported some day.

That someday is now. The firmware for a PICStart+ purchased 5 years ago
is not compatible with the latest MPLAB. Fortunately for me, I had an
installation of MPLAB that was several years old and was able to upgrade
my PICStart+ firmware.

Scott

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