Well, don't you mean you want to fix a broken one? To test the cable
you just plug it in, if all works, then the cable is fine. What
makes you think that the cable is bad? What is the error that you get?
Did you calibrate the cable before you used it? Are you using a
WNT, W2K or WXP system? If so, did you install the port95nt.exe before
you installed the OOPic IDE? The cable has two resistors and three
diodes in it, and is very rarely at fault. Usually it is one of three
1. Some driver for a parallel port mounted disk causing problems.
2. Pin 19 of the parallel port isn't at ground, it is a cable detect.
3. Not enough drive on the parallel port to run the OOPic programming.
4. High capacitance cable between the OOPic cable that the laptop.
There are a variety of solutions depending upon what the actual problem
: Does anyone have an insight on how to test a oopic programming cable?
: My oopic displays an error when I try to download a program to it. I
: bought the oopic and cable from acroname recently. How to test for the
: diodes, resistor, and a capacitor that they are of the correct value,
: they are installed with the correct polarity? Any help would be
: appreciated. I have a digital multimeter but only know how to use the
: DC volt part of it. Also what types of electronics would a would a
: diode of type 1N4148 and 1N914 be in? Or should I order these parts?
: I would greatly appreciate any help.
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