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HP-488

Postby jollybv » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:41 am

Hi there

I am having problems programming with my HP-488-00-3 board it was working fine then suddenly stopped working one thing i have noticed is that the voltage at pin 1 MCLR/VPP is 10. 5V is this right i have seen that it should be 13V

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Re: HP-488

Postby medelec35 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:57 am

Hi Brian,
programming tips and tricks section is not for questions or technical support.
I have moved your topic to a more suitable section

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Re: HP-488

Postby jollybv » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:03 am

Oops Thanks

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Re: HP-488

Postby medelec35 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:05 am

No problem.
What chip are you trying to program?
If its not 16F88 has that been removed first?

Has it worked previously with the chip your trying to program, or are you trying with a different chip?

Can you give more information please. E.g any error messages.

Also if not programming 16F88, have to still got that chip handy so you can use it to test programming?
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Re: HP-488

Postby jollybv » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:08 am

Hi
The chip I’m using is a 16F886, yes I have programmed lots of these chip but for some reason it has stopped programming it tells me it cannot identify the onboard chip

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Re: HP-488

Postby wayne millard » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:13 pm

Hi

I have had this lots of times some how the chip has got corrupt. The only thing is a new pic there is no problem with the programer.

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Re: HP-488

Postby jollybv » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:44 pm

Hi Wayn

Sorry took so long to get back to you been very busy I have tried new chips but still the same problem not sure what to do.

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Re: HP-488

Postby jollybv » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:41 pm

Hi again i still have this problem could the PPP firmware PIC be damaged?? If so am I able to obtain another one

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Re: HP-488

Postby JohnCrow » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:18 pm

Hi
The PPP control chip on the HP488 is socketed so it is a simple job to change it.

I suggest you PM Benj and ask about supplying a replacement chip.
1 in 10 people understand binary, the other one doesn't !

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Re: HP-488

Postby medelec35 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:23 pm

Hi Brian,
If it was me before replacing firmware I would try a known good microcontroller that always programmes. e.g 16F88 or 16F877a
Or a different one you may have lying around.

Im not sure if this will apply to you :
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=12450&#p49141

Since it part of the 16F886 family.
Perhaps Staff at Matrix can say if issue is with 16F887 only or applies to other devices within the same family?

Have you read this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4590&p=31714&#p8173

Martin


Edit Ah John beat me to it so I may be repeating whats already been said.
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