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
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
Use only the supplied
parallel port cable. Extending the length of the cable may cause
Check the Application
Notes on the Elnec web site.