I guess I resolved my problem with the bootloader. Although I
couldn't find it anywhere, setting hyperterm to Xon/Xoff for flow
control seemed to do the trick. This was under Win XP, if that makes
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "hallmorg" <hallmorg@...> wrote:
> After reading some of the other posts I'm wondering if I've got a dead
> bootloader. I'm trying to help a friend set up an Igate for weather.
> He bought the picpac assembled and hopefully tested.
> When I connect to hyperterm, configured for 19200, n81 and a 100ms
> delay and reset or power on the picpac, I get "PICPAC" displayed in
> the terminal window. Pressing button 1 or 2 get's me a 1 or a 2.
> I've tried pressing 1&2 and the reset, but that doesn't always have a
> result. When it does, the LCD doesn't display anything usefull. If I
> hold button 1&2 and power on I'll get the top row filled with blocks
> and the third row filled with blocks. Hitting "enter" does nothing.
> I've tried 2 different PCs, since it locked up my hyperterm on the PC
> that had a USB to Serial converter. No go on either. I also tried
> uploading decode1.hex, but without the 01 prompt, I don't think I've
> ever actually got into bootloader mode.
> I'm stuck at this point unless someone has something more to suggest.
> None of the other posts I've searched through had much to say. I
> think it should be pretty simple and straight forward.