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« on: July 17, 2014, 09:56:50 09:56 »

A new version of the control software is available (6.10):

Look in manufacturer web (can't link to it, it is in Chinese, but download link is easy to find there).

It's free to download.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 10:55:57 10:55 »

looks very interesting project if anyone has diagrams..
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 11:47:25 11:47 »

Like this one? (link to schematics in attached file...)
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 02:27:15 14:27 »

Why would you want to build it, you can get it so cheap from china. less than 30 with 6 ic adaptors.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 06:37:23 18:37 »

it's worth 30 just for the right adapters..
i would like to see the guts, and see if worth making, as it covers such a wide range of eeprom, microcontrollers etc, i will probably buy one in the end..
question is why would you make a flashing led with a microcontroller when u can buy one for 15p on the net..
knowledge is the question,and also upgrades in the future..
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 11:24:47 11:24 »

it's worth 30 just for the right adapters..
i would like to see the guts, and see if worth making, as it covers such a wide range of eeprom, microcontrollers etc, i will probably buy one in the end..
question is why would you make a flashing led with a microcontroller when u can buy one for 15p on the net..
knowledge is the question,and also upgrades in the future..

You could buy the TL866CS and update it to TL866A using a modified flashing upgrade tool.
I have the details on my works laptop, It works.

http://ul.to/e39yt1dr
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 04:11:49 16:11 »

Please upload to another site.
It is blocked by my ISP.

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 04:21:20 16:21 »

reup
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2014, 04:16:42 16:16 »

You could buy the TL866CS and update it to TL866A using a modified flashing upgrade tool.
I have the details on my works laptop, It works.

http://ul.to/e39yt1dr

Do you need to add a ICSP header?
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2014, 12:15:19 12:15 »

Do you need to add a ICSP header?
Yes, you need to add the header, I bought the A version, a friend has done the conversion to the A, after seeing details in another forum.

Saying that I would not use the TL866 to use as an everyday micro programmer, over the years I have collected from works stores many programmers.
in my workshop I have microchip devices ranging from pickit2 and pickit3, ICD2 & 3, plus a box of microchip dev boards.
same for Atmel devices, my work place invested in ATAVRISP2 and other kit, then went to J-Link, so if needed I can always borrow what I need.
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 09:24:50 09:24 »

this might be interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnPEyM1yLrk
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 10:29:13 10:29 »

I don't believe it took him all of 14 min's to open the bag for the TL866

Here is Dave's take on the TL866

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLG03f_ua5g

The full details and How to Update are here

http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-411-minipro-tl866-universal-programmer-review/
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2014, 11:37:00 11:37 »

I knew you were going to post Dave's video, I just left it for you Grin
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2014, 01:23:12 13:23 »

I think dave and I, were separated at birth, we have so much in common.
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2014, 05:26:15 17:26 »

I think dave and I, were separated at birth, we have so much in common.
Then you are the one from Austria Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2014, 05:46:36 17:46 »

No that is my older brother... They keep mixing us up.
I'm the one that had only been to the October Fest, once.
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2014, 05:57:03 17:57 »

No that is my older brother... They keep mixing us up.
I'm the one that had only been to the October Fest, once.
Yes went once and their still trying to get him out of there Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2014, 08:38:15 08:38 »

drown among the tits ;- )
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2014, 05:15:51 17:15 »

drown among the tits ;- )
I knew it wasn't just the beer keeping him there Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2014, 08:36:04 08:36 »

Yes, you need to add the header, I bought the A version, a friend has done the conversion to the A, after seeing details in another forum.

Saying that I would not use the TL866 to use as an everyday micro programmer, over the years I have collected from works stores many programmers.
in my workshop I have microchip devices ranging from pickit2 and pickit3, ICD2 & 3, plus a box of microchip dev boards.
same for Atmel devices, my work place invested in ATAVRISP2 and other kit, then went to J-Link, so if needed I can always borrow what I need.

Same to me. I have a collection of PICKit2/PICKit3/ICD3, Atmel JTAGICE3, JLink. The only useful function  of TL886 to me is to rescue messed-up AVRs.
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015, 04:23:38 04:23 »

Anyone know of a good forum for discussing this device programmer? I had questions on PICs and OSCCAL values.
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2015, 01:07:10 13:07 »

Anyone know of a good forum for discussing this device programmer? I had questions on PICs and OSCCAL values.
And sonsivri is NOT  a forum?
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your account value from 2005, is lower than that of a snake...
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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2015, 02:37:05 14:37 »

Only a heads up: original software updated again.
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2015, 02:29:56 14:29 »

Only a heads up: original software updated again.
If you use the programmer software to Flash Update: a TL866CS that was hacked to TL866A, it will revert to a TL866CS

To Update a TL866CS/or/A hacked TL866A back to a TL866A you need to use TL866 - Hack
To convert update.dat to TL866A code for flashing.

Link has Hacking Tool & Update.dat

App Software Ver 6:16
Firmware Ver: 03.2.68
MODEL : TL866A
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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2015, 05:36:14 17:36 »

If you hack the TL866 then you update them accept the same ?
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