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Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Scooterman » 19 Mar 2018, 09:03

Hi, I need to get myself either of the above.
I've got an s-drive lead (kindly supplied by woodygb) + software 14.4.3 but no windows laptop (only a mac). So I need to get myself a cheap secondhand windows laptop (I was thinking of spending about £80-£150?) and either an R-Net lead or VR2 lead depending on which controller the chair has (I think R-Net) but am not sure until it arrives.

Or I could buy a secondhand handheld programmer. This one has leads for both R-Net and VR2.

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NB: I went down the buying a used laptop route, will any cheap windows machine do? It'll be purely for programming scooters and chairs.
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby rover220 » 19 Mar 2018, 11:36

I always prefer my PC to using a handheld.
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Scooterman » 19 Mar 2018, 11:42

rover220 wrote:I always prefer my PC to using a handheld.

Thanks :thumbup:
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby gcebiker » 19 Mar 2018, 12:16

tho Rnet PC stuff is not readily available, if that second hand HH unit is available, i would grab it and upgrade later to PC stuff.
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Burgerman » 19 Mar 2018, 12:21

Get something with windows 7 or 10 on it. Everything else is junk.

And its not cheap to get an OEM r-net dongle... Its not just a lead. And throw away the mac... :cussing
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Scooterman » 19 Mar 2018, 12:24

gcebiker wrote:tho Rnet PC stuff is not readily available, if that second hand HH unit is available, i would grab it and upgrade later to PC stuff.
Thanks! Do you know if HH Programmers can access the locked factory settings as well? I vaguely remember reading once they can’t???
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Scooterman » 19 Mar 2018, 12:26

Burgerman wrote:And throw away the mac... :cussing
I like Macs! Lol :)
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Postby Scooterman » 19 Mar 2018, 12:31

Burgerman wrote: its not cheap to get an OEM r-net dongle... Its not just a lead.
That’s a bit of a bummer, I think the chair might have an r-net, I’ll find out tomorrow. I was hoping woodygb could knock one up?
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Burgerman » 19 Mar 2018, 12:45

Not that simple. It will cost around 300... Or more. Or best to find someone close with the capability. Like myself, or anyone that knows what they are doing.
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Burgerman » 19 Mar 2018, 12:47

I like Macs! Lol :)
They are like dumbed down PCs for dummies, only nothing useful runs on one. :clap
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Scooterman » 19 Mar 2018, 12:52

Burgerman wrote:
I like Macs! Lol :)
They are like dumbed down PCs for dummies
Thats why I’ve got one! Lol I can’t corrupt the OS unlike a PC which I’ve done on numerous occasions :oops:
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Burgerman » 19 Mar 2018, 12:55

Thats not true. My brothers wife mac is in my kitchen right now, she managed it. And not for the first time.
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Scooterman » 19 Mar 2018, 12:55

Burgerman wrote:Or best to find someone close with the capability. Like myself, or anyone that knows what they are doing.
I’ll be catching the train up to your place. Just joking! :)
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Re: Laptop, software, & leads OR handheld programmer?

Postby Scooterman » 19 Mar 2018, 13:15

Burgerman wrote:Thats not true. My brothers wife mac is in my kitchen right now, she managed it. And not for the first time.
Whoops!
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Postby Scooterman » 19 Mar 2018, 13:17

PS My mum bricked her iPad cos she forgot her iCloud username and password czy
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