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Hi guys
Could someone tell me how to upgrade my APB to 1.009 for a dummy?
as my friend that normally does it is in love so he's out of the loop at mo .
I have tried to do what it say but to no avail still on 1.006 .
must be me doing something wrong.
cheers ade.
 

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hi Ade
as you have already done some of the upgrades you should have the bootloader installed on your pc and if it's all installed correctly you should have an icon that appears on the desktop wich is the default screen on your pc.

If you have this then double click on it as you would if using ssdc,there is some writing that asks if you want to search for new firmware,press for yes and download it..

It is then just a case of holding down a few buttons on the apb to install it..

You can then double check your efforts by plugging in the cra$*y tower and when you power up it will show what firmware is installed..

Ps.. Dont forget to power down before removing or plugging in the apb to pc usb lead otherwise it will fry itself..
 

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Hi ade
Yep got bootloader installed
com port 16
hex file 1009 that been down loaded
hold top button on base and plug in
then press program and hold for howlong about a min?
does it say that it has done anything on pc screen when finnished?
then unplug base plug in tower plug in base and still old upgrade on screen.
so where is it going wrong?
ade.
 

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hi
you are so close Ade but once you have the bootloader open with the right firmware version showing you need to hold some buttons down on the apb before pressing the program button.

Have a look on the ssdc website and click the frimware icon as there is a how to on there. I have to refer to this every time i do mine..
 

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i) Make sure that you have your cable plugged in connecting the PC and APB.

ii) Click on the bootloader icon and you should see this:
View attachment 10045

iii) Hold 鈻 on the APB and plug in the power when the LEDs light up release 鈻 ..... you now have about 15s to complete the next bit

iv) Choose your Serial port, Choose your Hex file, Click on Program

v) Wait until the message says that it has closed the Port

vi) Unplug the APB, disconnect the PC cable and plug in the screen.

vii) Reboot the APB and watch the screen for the firmware version.
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Hi Greg
yep I have done all that 5 times now.
when I plug in base all the red lights come on apart from the 4th one and stay on
the screen on pc does not change and then the lights on base all go out.
just read the rest of this on SSDC.
( If all is ok you will see status information scrolling in the bottom window,
and the LEDs on the powerbase will cycle up and down. The status will then stop scrolling and show "Done".)
I dont get any of this.
ade.
 

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Bit confused here Ade. Have you released 鈻 before clicking on the Program button?
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Ok
Just got new base out and had a try to upgrade that from .085.
the same thing no joy.
Ps its the 3rd light that doesnt light up on both bases.
ade.
 

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That wont light up until you release 鈻
 

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One minute is far too long.

Before you power up the APB, you must have the PC cable connected and 鈻 pressed.

When you power up the APB as soon as the LEDs start to flash - release 鈻. At this stage, the LEDs will scroll like Knight Rider. If this does not happen then you have not done it correctly.

If they are scrolling, then you only have 15 seconds to load the hex file and click on the Program button ..... this is plenty of time so don't panic.
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Hi
Ok my hand is held up as usual its the nut behind the wheel .
I have been putting com 16 which is pit pro in instead of com 15 for powerrr sorry chaps.
All is sweet on both APB's .
thanks guys ade.
 

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That's OK ....... as long as everything is working. I bet now that you will never forget how to program the APB!
 

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hi
hope the pitpro survived Ade..
 

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QUOTE (staglinger @ 7 May 2012, 11:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>as my friend that normally does it is in love so he's out of the loop at mo .

Quote of the month there stagliner! I hope the love interest comes around to see the joy of slotracing.
 
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