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ahhh! so frusturating. i have had this exact error for 2 days now.
i am trying to program 16F84. i used microstudio (with pic basic pro v2.42) to compile the pbp sample program "Blink.bas". it compiles fine and produces a Hex file. i am using Picall windows version 0.13c (latest version as of oct 9th 02).
the programmer i am using is the P16PRO40, it has the part #74Ls05. according to some documents and the p16pro settings menu, i should select "kit 96" as the default hardware setup options within picall.
so i do this. within microstudio i select "compile and program".... i watch the lights on the programmer but the red program LED does not come on. then the picall program window pops up with 3FFF in all the data addresses... hmm... what happened? dunno. did anythikng program? i doubt it.
so then i say "forget microstudio, i'll just manually download the hex file from within picall". so, i click on program open "blink.hex". now the memorry address is filled with things other than 3FFF for the first few addresses.. ok, so it looks like i must have successfully opened blink.hex.
now i press ERASE. i watch the program LED on the programmer and it flashes RED. ok, so i guess it erased something. now i press BLANK CHECK. says "device is not blank"... but how could this be??
so i move on, and manually hit the PROGRAM button. the red LED on the programmer lights up... so it must be programming. then i get a window "device is not blank". i guess it wouldn't be blank since i just programmed something to it!
so to verify my successful program i select "VERIFY". now i get error
oh yeah, so i check my program by clicking on "READ" and then the memory locations as indicated within picall changes to a bunch of 3FFF and 3F00's. every time i hit the READ button the randomly placed 3FFF and 3F00 changes.. the only bytes shown in the memory addresses is either 3FFF or 3F00. and it may change (randomly) every time i hit the READ button , but still always either a 3FFF or 3F00
Hi all, I just bought a Picall programmer that has the latest firmware. I am using the Latest V0.16 Picall software. I bought the programmer so that I could program PIC16c621A-04/p and PIC12c509A-04/p devices and have been succesfull with the PIC16c621A-04/p. When I try to program a PIC12c509A, a warning comes up saying "There is no device in the ZIF socket". After I get that warning I can then emmidiately choose PIC16c621A-04/p and program it with no problem.
I soldered a 40 pin ZIF socket on the board and am inserting the chip according to the diagram.
I am running Windows XP
Any ideas will trully be appreciated........Big time!