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Offline taybrynn

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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2013, »
Thanks for the great info!  Has anyone had better luck using dmx deck vs the dmx channel assignment software ... Or is the ssr4 just more difficult in general?   I probably tried 20-30 times on two different ssr4s
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Offline tbone321

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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2013, »
The SSR4 can be more difficult that the others to set the start address.  THere were a few in the past that resorted to manually editing the hex file with the desired starting address prior to flashing the PIC.  Are you sure that the utility is outputting your start channel?
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Offline arw01

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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2013, »
Oh do tell, I would like to do that so that the first time I program the pics it's done.

Been a long time since I used a hex editor, can we edit right from the programmer software.

If this is too technical for the forums, pm me please.  My ISCP20a should arrive saturday so I can bring up that part of the show.

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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2013, »
I haven't done it and don't know where in the file the start address is located.  I will say that this is NOT what RJ wants people to be doing to his firmware.  The whole idea behind DLA is to keep it simple which is why RJ keeps a lot of the tech talk out of the forum. 
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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2013, »
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It sounds like one.  What is the exact message?
When I flash the pic it says: see screenshot:

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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2013, »
That is not an error. 
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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2013, »
I didn't think so, especially since I just spent over 9 hours getting 4 out of 8 to accept the starting channels that I needed for them. I think the trick was to get them working on their default settings first and THEN changing the channel settings. I also found the "B" method worked better for me. Thank you everyone for all of your help!!!  ;D

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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2013, »
Touched some solder points up and now I am up to 5 out of 8!!! ;D ;D ;D I LOVE having at LEAST one backup!!!

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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2013, »
Your iron is too cold.  Crank it up a little and you will see most of those bad connections disappear.
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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2013, »
That's a lot of hours to get 4 addresses set but you have my sympathies
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Re: The next of my ssr4 issues
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2013, »
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That's a lot of hours to get 4 addresses set but you have my sympathies
It was a rainy New York day, so no set up time missed!!!