PIC 16F84A Help

Started by Shamoon August 31, 2003
I have the 16F84A and the EPIC Programmer on my Win2K machine. I
also have PICBasic. I'm having a GREAT deal of difficulty getting
this to work. I programmed the PIC with...
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High 0
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so that I could set Port B0 to high. I connected the circuit as
shown in: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jchap/tvpropi2.htm
to try to get it to light, and I've had no luck. Any help would be
GREATLY appreciated. I just need help getting started then I should
be good to go. Thank you.



At 08:11 PM 8/30/2003, Shamoon wrote:
>I have the 16F84A and the EPIC Programmer on my Win2K machine. I
>also have PICBasic. I'm having a GREAT deal of difficulty getting
>this to work. I programmed the PIC with...

Have you checked with the Micro Engineering Labs site to see if the epic
programmer is supported under Win2K ? I suspect that it is not.

Try this: format a boot floppy (format a: /s/u )and put the epic programmer
software and your hex file on the floppy. Boot your system from the floppy
and see if the programmer works then.

But your best source for help with the epic programmer is <www.melabs.com>
- they designed it and they built it and they know all about it.

dwayne

PS - the next time you go shopping for PIC chips, grab some 16f628 and
12f675 chips - cheaper than the '84 and will work with their internal
oscillator. It just makes it easier for you - less to hook up and fewer
chances of making a mistake.

dwayne

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Hello,
I think the programming is fine, because after writing to it, I try
to read it and I do get the same thing. Is there any REALLY simple
circuit that I can set up and code for?

Thank you.
Shamoon Siddiqui

--- In , Dwayne Reid <dwayner@p...> wrote:
> At 08:11 PM 8/30/2003, Shamoon wrote:
> >I have the 16F84A and the EPIC Programmer on my Win2K machine. I
> >also have PICBasic. I'm having a GREAT deal of difficulty getting
> >this to work. I programmed the PIC with...
>
> Have you checked with the Micro Engineering Labs site to see if the
epic
> programmer is supported under Win2K ? I suspect that it is not.
>
> Try this: format a boot floppy (format a: /s/u )and put the epic
programmer
> software and your hex file on the floppy. Boot your system from
the floppy
> and see if the programmer works then.
>
> But your best source for help with the epic programmer is
<www.melabs.com>
> - they designed it and they built it and they know all about it.
>
> dwayne
>
> PS - the next time you go shopping for PIC chips, grab some 16f628
and
> 12f675 chips - cheaper than the '84 and will work with their
internal
> oscillator. It just makes it easier for you - less to hook up and
fewer
> chances of making a mistake.
>
> dwayne
>
> --
> Dwayne Reid <dwayner@p...>
> Trinity Electronics Systems Ltd Edmonton, AB, CANADA
> (780) 489-3199 voice (780) 487-6397 fax
>
> Celebrating 19 years of Engineering Innovation (1984 - 2003)
> .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-
> `-' `-' `-' `-' `-' `-' `-' `-' `-'
> Do NOT send unsolicited commercial email to this email address.
> This message neither grants consent to receive unsolicited
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