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Problems Programming a Pic18f2550 With an off-the-shelf JDM programmer

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This is the programmer I'm using, it's a JDM Programmer and it comes with a CD with Winpic800 V 3.6 c , one weird thing is how where the arrow is in the manual it shows a right/left switch (dunno what they're called:grin:)

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Now I put the Pic18f2550 in the programmer, hook it up with a serial cable (F to F, with a gender changer on the Programmer's side) and hook it up, the green LED turns on, I set the type in Winpic and try to write a HEX file to it, (written specifically for it, I might add) nothing. It gives me an error (containing the line 0x000, will screenshot it if that'll help).

Now I admit I'm not good at all with electronics, but this seemed like a simple enough job for me to do. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it a software problem?

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Read the manual fully. The JDM programmer is used to program different packages of PIC (28 pin and 40-pin). The switch is used to select the pin configuration,
First check whether your IC is detected by using Detect device button shown in figure below


Once the device is detected , check the configuration settings


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Check the switch settings in the JDM programmer as specified in the manual.
If possible upload the manual
 

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Turns out it was a cabling problem, I took it to a shop where he used his own cable and the HEX flash went smoothly.
Now one more thing, I'm trying to build this :
PSGrooPIC.18F2550V1.2.png


I tried breadboarding it, but can't seem to get it to work, since it's my very first breadboard/circuit, maybe I wired something wrong. Can someone show me what a breadboard diagram for this circuit should look like?
 

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