1037RE: [ScorbotUserGroup] computer won't communicate with robot [5 Attachments]
- Jan 8, 2014
Do you have the Specs. on the Cable you are using ?
Model # perhaps ? Where did you purchase it ?
[Attachment(s) from connerd@... included below]
O.K. (frustrated sigh here)
Ordered, received, installed null modem cable.
Set COM1 as directed in manual (except I don't know where specified DIP switch is, if there is one Hmmmmm?).
Control box will operate all motors using "motor test" button.
Software operates fine.
But - any and all keyboard number/letter combinations that normally make robot motors move don't do anything. A "communication error" message is all I get on-screen.
Tried different settings for COM1 through device manager until I've run out of settings options.
Tried a "Cables-to-go" D25 to USB and its included drivers. Nothing.
Even installed a separate board from a company called PERLE but its options won't let me set it for COM1, interrupt 4, even with normal COM1 disabled.
A "tech" at parent company "Intelitek" told me last year that all I should need is a computer with Win98.
Intel Celeron 1.7 Gateway computer.
I know a little about C: prompts and MS-DOS, but just enough to be dangerous. Even tried booting in to MS-DOS and running - C:\scorbot\scor2 (level 2 was the last working level) with many different settings. Nothing but "communication error".
The last time it ran was off an ancient 486-based PC and the original cable was double ended D25. This computer finally just died and school tech guy said it was toast.
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