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Trouble Shooting

Our experience with Elnec programmers and the Elnec software is that in almost all cases it works first go. However, in a few rare cases, problems do occur. Problems may be caused by a faulty parallel port or by a software conflict (two or more applications trying to use the same parallel port). 

Here is a list of things to check.

  • Check that you have selected the correct device. Note that devices with similar part numbers may have different programming algorithms (for example, flash memories from different manufacturers).

  • Try another PC.

  • Check for other applications that may be accessing your parallel port. Be specially suspicious of applications that have a parallel port security 'dongle'.

  • Re-start your PC in "Safe Mode". This will run Windows with only essential drivers.

  • Use only the supplied parallel port cable. Extending the length of the cable may cause problems.

  • Check the Application Notes on the Elnec web site.


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Last updated: 16 December 2007

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