Success with 1000-HDC

Following on from the last post, ComTexeStarter has successfully built an 1000-HDC and used it to flash to v3.01.

This picture sums it up very neatly:

1000-HDC

I’d be very interested to hear from anyone else who tries this.

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12 thoughts on “Success with 1000-HDC”

  1. Managed to connect over to the Elite 48 using both the COM and the TTL cable I bought from ebay.
    Now I’m looking to flash the latest firmware before starting with the setup.
    Anyone know what type cable I need to get to fit the Programming Port?

    Thanks
    Julian

  2. Great!

    You now have a choice – either you buy the programming PCB (as I did – see other posts) or else you can build an equivalent with resistors and a switch as per the post above. The actual cable on the programming port is a standard IDC header cable, but you could probably attach directly to the pins if you are careful.

    The programming PCB is easier, but it is more expensive

  3. I have the original flasher but home made ft232 USB cable. My flash fails at 99%. Does anybody knows why. I’ve tried many times. My first flash failed at 80%. Can that have any impact on why it won’t work now? It stops at 0-1 seconds left.

  4. Have you tried using a different computer? I had problems initially but using a different machine with a clean install of the utility worked. Also, are you sure you are using the correct image? There are loads to choose from and I had to check carefully to find the correct one.

  5. The first computer failed at anywhere between 5-85% and never completed. The other machine I tried reaches always 99.9% and then fails. I have a texecom Premiere elite 48-w and select p48 but u select a different language pack. I doubt the language pack does any difference.

  6. Right, OK. I wonder if it is something to do with the previous failed attempts. I doubt that it is the cable, as if it was faulty it wouldn’t work at all and anyway all these cables are exactly the same. Have you tried defaulting the panel (holding down the ‘load defaults’ button when applying power)? I think you are supposed to do this anyway as part of the upgrade process and it might clear out any half-finished flashes. You could try the upgrade against the default panel and then restore settings if it works.

  7. Thanks for your answers mate.

    I tried defaulting but it’s not working. The heartbeat led is off.

  8. Quick question. Do I still only connect TX, RX and gnd and leave the +(?) from the USB board?

  9. Gentlemen

    I fixed the problem by getting the original Texecom USB and now my panel is live again which feels great.

    I don’t recommend anyone to flash their panel without the original USB cable.
    I also do know there are loads of fake FT232 chipsets out there and i guess mine were fake and very bad quality.

    =)

  10. Glad you got everything sorted out. As you say it does seem difficult to avoid the fake chips these days, although it does sound like you were unlucky.

    I hope this won’t put you off experimenting!

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