Craig Jennings Posted May 24, 2014 Report Share Posted May 24, 2014 Preamble: 'Howdy, I brought a link as I ended up in over my head with building my own ecu, I couldn't get it to talk to my computer.It turns out I'd done nothing wrong but my OS wasn't co-operating and a nice chap flashed me up some new firmware.But I figure to help myself get the damn ute back on the road I would pull a $1550 trigger and get me a link atom. Unfortunately here I am again with an ecu that I cannot seem to talk to.If any of you know Fred from another interesting ecu project he says 'HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA' but he's also offered to be helpful whenever we get in the same place at the same time, until then, I'd rather have this puppy fire of its own volition.Â Status:Ecu wired and fired, it has a steady blue light when I give her power which I'm guessing is a good thing, I may have missed the Â 'status of your led indicates' part of the manual, I did have a gander.Computer shows and 'bings' when the ecu is connected and it shows up happily on both computers I've tested it with in device manager.Tried:I've changed the rates and manual/auto and all kinds of combinations to see if it was just a little bit of stuffiness between the two to no avail.I've tried both a 64 bit win 7 laptop and a 32 bit win xp laptop, they both see the com open (4 and 10 respectively) but PClink gives me 'bongs' which everybody HATES (get a new noise or no noise perhaps?)What would be helpful would being able to know what my firmware version is.That seems like a doddle, connect to PClink, you have XYB please get PClink to suit.Â The latest version of something KNOWS what has gone before so should know their languages, unless that's what happens but I haven't even gotten that far! hahaha.This has been quite a trying engine conversion as I've had to fight ACC (3 years and ended up 'winning' such as it is) and haven't been able to stand for much of that time so progress on ute has been sporadic to say the least, the fact I haven't lit it on fire and pushed it down a hill probably shows the level of my incapacity as opposed to my mental state. Now another ECU that I can't talk to is bringing back memories better left buried! hahaha.There is a filthy freeEMS puma board which is one crippled and fixed/hacked up piece of hardware that has a pinout that matches my Atom 80km north of me, if that ends up getting plugged in and it talks to me I'll join Fred in some maniacal laughter. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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