Re: T2 - INOP after Loading from file
>The only other thought I have is to remove the board from inside the case and take a very close look at the solder joints at the serial connector. It is possible that working the socket has broken a connection. For that matter, just check the entire board under a magnifying glass.
> Any other thoughts?
- I'll give that a try.
Gary Sanders WB0BZR
On 4/26/2011 8:57 PM, k7ybz wrote:
>> Any other thoughts?
> The only other thought I have is to remove the board from inside the
> case and take a very close look at the solder joints at the serial
> connector. It is possible that working the socket has broken a
> connection. For that matter, just check the entire board under a
> magnifying glass.
> Larry K7YBZ
- Hi Gary,
I'm finally mostly over the flu and getting caught up with email. If I
haven't sent you an RMA number yet, email me off-list and I'll get that
On 4/24/2011 10:17 AM, Gary Sanders wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion. I tried your method, and unfortunately, it's
> still no go.
> In fact, at one point I must have disconnected and reconnected the power
> to the T2 at least 25 times after clicking the connect dialog, and still
> it just sits there glaring at me.
> I also re-downloaded otwincfg, and even switched to a different computer
> (this time with XP). Still no difference.
> One thing I did notice - I connected my RS-232 breakout box to the
> serial line to the T2, and noticed that every time the Activity Led
> blinked from Red to Green very briefly about every three seconds, the
> Serial Receive line changed state. I could also see the serial transmit
> data going to the T2, but no response - just the one state change every
> three seconds or so.
> By the way, I've tried both port A and B of the T2, with the same result.
> Is there anything else I can try, or is this T2 a candidate for shipment
> back to Scott for repair?
> Gary Sanders WB0BZR
> On 4/24/2011 9:06 AM, pb648174 wrote:
> > I loaded a bad firmware once and in order to connect I had to leave
> > the power to the device off, then click the connect dialog and
> > connect power. If it didn't immediately enter the options screen, I
> > would disconnect and reconnect power, sometimes 2 or 3 times until it
> > connected. Then immediately load the new firmware and don't do
> > anything else with other windows while it is loading the firmware.
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
> Gary Sanders<yahoomail3847@...>
> > wrote:
> >> I had my OT2 and radio (Motorola Spectra) on the bench today, and
> >> was checking the deviation. After I finished, I attempted to load
> >> a previously saved configuration file to the T2.
> >> Apparently, something went wrong, because immediately after it
> >> finished and I closed otwincfg, the Activity Led remained lit
> >> bright RED. The T2 no longer controls the radio.
> >> All subsequent attempts to connect to the T2 fail as follows:
> >> After the connect dialog, otwincfg says to reset the tracker.
> >> After power cycling the T2, it fails with a "Can't open serial
> >> port" message, repeatedly.
> >> The Activity LED is continuously lit (RED), except about every
> >> three seconds, the led changes to GREEN for an extremely brief
> >> interval (so short that I almost missed that it was even
> >> blinking).
> >> I've programmed this T2 numerous times with this same laptop (IBM
> >> T30 running Windows 7), and it has always worked perfectly. The
> >> laptop has a real serial port. The last time it successfully
> >> accessed the T2 was literally minutes before the failure.
> >> I've tried disabling Turbo. No difference.
> >> I've tried the "Erase device and load new firmware" option. No
> >> difference.
> >> I've disconnected the radio, and tried to access the T2 with
> >> nothing else connected to it (other than power). No difference.
> >> I've re-downloaded otwincfg and tried it. No difference.
> >> I installed a known - functional USB serial adapter on the laptop
> >> (I've programmed the T2 numerous times with this adapter). No
> >> difference.
> >> I've power-cycled the T2 when suggested by otwincfg until I'm blue
> >> in the face. No difference.
> >> Anyone have any ideas? I'm stuck at this point.
> >> Gary Sanders WB0BZR
- Hi Scott...
Isn't the flu fun :).
I can think of any number of better ways to spend a few days.
I sent you a message to support@....
Thanks for your assistance,
Gary Sanders WB0BZR
On 5/1/2011 7:18 PM, Scott Miller wrote:
> Hi Gary,
> I'm finally mostly over the flu and getting caught up with email. If
> I haven't sent you an RMA number yet, email me off-list and I'll get
> that going.