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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Burgerman » 06 Sep 2012, 19:53

That driver is supplied with the lead. On a disk. And it works!
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 06 Sep 2012, 20:07

Ashley is having trouble with lead and disc supplied...Windows is giving a code 10 ..device not working error.

So ..trying to help via the board ..we've now made contact via email.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Burgerman » 06 Sep 2012, 22:59

Check that the correct driver is actually loaded, in device dam=ager. Usually not. And check ALL com ports and USB sockets, not all are equal.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 07 Sep 2012, 08:51

All trouble seems to start with W7 32 bits; Bm has W64 bits and not heard him crying yet....thinking of buying new simple laptop with W64 Home premium for these affairs only: life is too short even if expensive.....
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Burgerman » 07 Sep 2012, 10:19

Yes all win7 64 here. 3 PCs. Fiddly to make work but once working foolproof. Almost every combination of serial port number, and the right driver (the one supplied) and making sure that windows is actually USING it, worked in all cases.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 13 Sep 2012, 15:37

Just for reference..Ashleys is now working Windows 7 32bit, using driver version 2.0.0.24

Malamar ..I finally have a NEW genuine lead and adaptor for you should you wish it.

and finally ...more info ..the homebrew lead will NOT connect with scooter controllers.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 15 Sep 2012, 10:32

YABADABADU got this in the mail early this morning; "sent along genuine pod earlier": i expect disaster chain while getting the knack to it, but progressing at last, damn moonrise !!
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 19 Sep 2012, 18:35

red in face,humiliated to near suicide, i find no way that my more than incipient alzheimer or similar allows me to install programming dongle,original or less:what a shame!!! but head bursting in flame Woody,if you agree i thought to send my tabletop to your uk home to install it for me i You then bill me accordingly ,but i need someone's hand or must give up in defeat and desperation.Tell me about your answer here in this thread cause i can't neither see no private message being message filled up
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 18:45

OK

Installing the USB - SERIAL is causing you trouble?
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 18:53

IF your running Windows 7 it should be a case of simply plugging the adaptor in...Windows will then connect to the net and find the FTDI Drivers needed.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 18:55

IF not ...have a read of this and see if it helps.

http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documen ... ndows7.pdf
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 19 Sep 2012, 18:59

the trouble is same story that "unable to open comm port" "comms inactive "must be me and my ignorance but already to nervous to act rationally... need your home post address ...to danogio1o@gmail.com
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 19:04

With the Adaptor plugged in ..look at .. Devices and Printers ..is there ANYTHING where my pic shows UART BRIDGE COM 5 ( This is just an EXAMPLE ) I'm hoping yours will say Serial Port COM1 or something similar.

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 19:16

Calm down .... no need to panic.

Just tell me ...In Devices and Printers...click to open.
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Can you see anything like in the bottom left corner of this pic ...where mine says unspecified....if so whatdoes it say?
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 19 Sep 2012, 19:19

it says " usb serial converter" under the same freezer icon..
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 19:24

GREAT! ...and the COMS number? probably COM1
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Ashley G » 19 Sep 2012, 19:24

malamar wrote:the trouble is same story that "unable to open comm port" "comms inactive "must be me and my ignorance but already to nervous to act rationally... need your home post address ...to danogio1o@gmail.com


I kept seeing those messages too. There may have been a different reason for mine but don't forget - you WILL see "unable to open comms port" and "COMMS INACTIVE" until the chair is connected and turned on !

I can still see those messages if I don't plug the chair in and switch it on, even though I know it works now ;) Just thought I'd mention that, in case ....

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 19:32

We need to tell the Programmer that COMS number.
Open the PGDT Programmer..IGNORE ..the cannot open serial port message.

Click on Tools ..then Comms.

Then pick the COMS number.

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 19 Sep 2012, 19:33

thanks ASH quite near to buy me a donkey!!!!
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 19:34

LOL ...you hadn't turned on? ...nevermind..

Everything working OK now?

EMAIL ME if you need help nala_doow at hotmail.com
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 19 Sep 2012, 19:38

now com 3 ticked
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 19:42

Tick the correct COMS number...the one you saw in Device and Printers.

Close the programmer software and restart ..there shouldn't be any warnings . ..you're now ready to plug into your joystick pod... COMS ACTIVE should appear if your chair is turned ON.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 19 Sep 2012, 19:54

saved this aidvice , to rest a little now ,emotions, and restart in a few moments; i`m really stressed, andmay be too old for playing with electric chariots....
hundreds thanks as ever, alan
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 19 Sep 2012, 19:57

No hurry here Giordano
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Burgerman » 19 Sep 2012, 19:57

Have a drink. Chill, and fiddle with it until it works! Sometimes not easy. No reason to stress. I get a Nerd.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 19 Sep 2012, 20:15

feel cared; new, warm, tender feeling....chaps...
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Burgerman » 19 Sep 2012, 21:37

But did you get it working yet?
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Re: PGDT interface updat

Postby malamar » 20 Sep 2012, 10:18

John, still staring at the whole kit, softw hdisk, usb dongle and 232 adapter, minidriver disk, in an unconfident, cautious
way ... but we`ll come to an agreement, sooner than later: tired to dent door frames !
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 20 Sep 2012, 10:51

Giordano,

Let's just step it thru slowly.

Your USB Adaptor seems to installed itself correctly ... so that's DONE
You know the COM port number that it's been given YES ? ... then tell me it's number COM ??.

NOTE that it's only going to appear in "Devices and Printers" if the USB Adaptor is plugged in.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby malamar » 20 Sep 2012, 17:04

USB serial port COM 6

Port_#0001.Hub_#0006
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