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by s_mack
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: SP basic rev 1.1
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: SP basic rev 1.1

The Spbasic is just a purpose built usbasp programmer, so any tutorial on flashing firmware to your 9x is relevant. I'm sorry, I'm on the road now, otherwise I would post a link to one. But Google "how to flash er9x" (or opentx).
by s_mack
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: Flysky Telemtry
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: Flysky Telemtry

He's got the TelemetrEZ. I sent him here because I wasn't sure if it worked with FlySky telemetry. I wasn't aware they only had rx and no tx to go with it!
by s_mack
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?
Replies: 51
Views: 6999

Re: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?

Sales are too slow. There won't be another batch. I'm not even making the minimums that the warehouse requires, so I'm getting hit with significant storage fees now. I suggest getting them while you can. ps. "upgraded" was going to be a couple of very minor changes unnoticed by most, so not sure wha...
by s_mack
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 176
Views: 20197

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

I'd personally bet money on it.

Then again, I had Clinton so whatever.
by s_mack
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 176
Views: 20197

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

From my experience with Chinese marketing... there's not necessarily a reason to believe they are different chips or that they found a problem and switched. The different markings are most likely indicative of there being multiple manufacturers/factories working from the same reference design. For m...
by s_mack
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9xtrem burnt ..how? Don't know but wanna repair...please help
Replies: 33
Views: 2282

Re: 9xtrem burnt ..how? Don't know but wanna repair...please help

Battery plugged in backwards? I'll get you some info shortly on the components involved.
by s_mack
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 176
Views: 20197

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

The original chip was Atmega64A-AU. At some point last year they started mixing in Atmega128A-AU - probably going with whatever was available since they weren't utilizing the extra benefits the 128 offers. I'm sure I have extras of both chips in my office, but I've not been able to find them (what a...
by s_mack
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 176
Views: 20197

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

Great! Can you send me a message through this link?
by s_mack
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 176
Views: 20197

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

I already ordered 3. One from HK USA-W warehouse a couple of weeks ago. It had Atmel. Another from HK International warehouse. Same... Atmel. But that was in August. I ordered another from the International warehouse on the 30th. I tried asking them to send me one with the new chip but HK staff had ...
by s_mack
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 176
Views: 20197

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

I disagree with that logic entirely. I'm not saying your conclusion is wrong (and certainly "precaution" is absolutely valid)... just the entire logic it is based on. Look at what you said: - Mike found documentation for *some other* clone for *some other* Atmel device that showed differences. That ...
by s_mack
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 176
Views: 20197

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

From everything I've read... at best we have circumstantial evidence. Every single report is unsubstantiated. There have been DOZENS of "intermittent switches" and reboots and etc etc on genuine Atmel chips too. Because some people have bad switches, bad power, or (usually) bad logic and attribute a...
by s_mack
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Solved - LCD not working
Replies: 39
Views: 3146

Re: 9Xtreme not working

In my experience, Zadig is a cause of USB problems, not a resolution for them. It should be entirely unnecessary for the 9Xtreme anyway, as the drivers it provides are not related to it. However, it does install some generic base level USB drivers that should be in EVERY modern system, so perhaps yo...
by s_mack
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Solved - LCD not working
Replies: 39
Views: 3146

Re: 9Xtreme not working

When you say "Eurgle branded", my first thought... is it a V1 circuit board? I don't really hear the Eurgle name much anymore since the first years of the 9X's release. From the FAQ: Regardless of what the seller of your radio told you, there's no way to know what version your board is until you ope...
by s_mack
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?
Replies: 51
Views: 6999

Re: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?

I thought they were pretty good quality! I was impressed with them. The adhesive comes in a bagillion varieties so perhaps it wasn't the best one for the application (although the majority of feedback was that there was no issue).
by s_mack
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme not working after flash
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: 9Xtreme not working after flash

Steve - I may not have conveyed it ideally too - my apologies if that was the case. Apologies not necessary. I did clean all contact pads and the push pins on the 9XT board, and that's actually when I stopped getting any LED response when I turned the tx on./quote]Ok, so that leads me to a question...
by s_mack
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme not working after flash
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: 9Xtreme not working after flash

After reading your post here, I think I misunderstood what you were saying originally in our email discussion. From that discussion, I believed your firmware was corrupted as it sounded like the USB connection failed mid-update. But that's not what it sounds like you are describing here. I still sus...
by s_mack
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?
Replies: 51
Views: 6999

Re: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?

I appreciate that. Regarding the reverse polarity... you may be surprised at how many of the 1000pcs went to replacing blown up units :) Regarding sales, risk, etc... it is an expensive product to make and the problem is that 1000pcs is kind of a minimum order. If sales continued at the same pace we...
by s_mack
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Big Problem with my 9xtreme radio.
Replies: 70
Views: 4699

Re: Big Problem with my 9xtreme radio.

Beats me. I searched through all my suppliers and no positive hits. I've sent out a few emails to Chinese distributors.

That part number does get a hit for Lattice Semi, which makes custom FPGA chips but I can't imagine a cheap product like this would go FPGA.

Weird.
by s_mack
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Big Problem with my 9xtreme radio.
Replies: 70
Views: 4699

Re: Big Problem with my 9xtreme radio.

OctavioS wrote:I purchased two more 9x boards from hobbyking and what a surprise looking at the chip. Now the question is: is it the m64, 128? :roll:
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Can you scratch that yellow blob off so we can see the full model number? I wonder what that chip is.
by s_mack
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?
Replies: 51
Views: 6999

Re: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?

I am fairly confident they are JST ZH (1.5mm pitch) connectors. I'd say 95% sure. I'm not at the computer I'd need to be at to confirm for sure. [edit: confirmed]

Here is an example eBay listing

Given that shipping is free, that's probably your best bet.
by s_mack
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?
Replies: 51
Views: 6999

Re: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?

Like the images in the first post on that thread? Those aren't schematics. They're just a features list really. Its more or less like this image referenced in steps 7/8 of the installation instructions tab of the product page.
by s_mack
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Big Problem with my 9xtreme radio.
Replies: 70
Views: 4699

Re: Big Problem with my 9xtreme radio.

We do have to recognize that these problems are occuring on the most modded, reworked, tested, experimented, damaged/repaired 9X in existence :)

[edit] I stand corrected
by s_mack
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Arghhhh... let out the smoke
Replies: 17
Views: 1286

Re: Arghhhh... let out the smoke

That one that got nice and toasty is a p-channel mosfet that you can buy here if you need to.

The posted pic isn't high enough res to see if anything else appears damaged.
by s_mack
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Under ER9x, AIL switch always zero
Replies: 28
Views: 1995

Re: Under ER9x, AIL switch always zero

FYI, I sent an email out to all SP Basic owners offering them a free Rev 1.1 about a month ago. Only had to pay s/h. Rev 1.1 fixes the AIL switch issue as well as the physical board length good. Offer doesn't apply to those that got their original on clearance. Must respond to the email so check you...
by s_mack
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: Can't Bind
Replies: 65
Views: 4118

Re: Can't Bind

jhsa wrote:I don't know if Steven has a warning on his website, but if he doesn't, then that would be a very good idea.
I have it highlighted on the installation instructions, figuring that was the one document people had to read. Perhaps I should have it on the main sales page too?
by s_mack
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: er9x
Topic: Need help with templates mixing or programming?
Replies: 1
Views: 6678

Re: Need help with templates mixing or programming?

That link REALLY needs to be updated... it just takes you to some holy hell of malware. If you no longer have control over the 9xforums. com domain the you should do a global search and replace to eliminate all links because that domain has been hijacked.
by s_mack
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: PROGRESS. TURNIGY 9X with 9xtreme board **NOT WORKING**
Replies: 24
Views: 1577

Re: TURNIGY 9X with 9xtreme board **NOT WORKING**

or driver corruption... The "hardware has malfunctioned" prompt is unrelated to drivers, it's when the PC can't even get an identifier from the device to know what to attempt to do with it. You're absolutely correct that is what the message is *supposed* to mean. However, I know from personal exper...
by s_mack
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: PROGRESS. TURNIGY 9X with 9xtreme board **NOT WORKING**
Replies: 24
Views: 1577

Re: TURNIGY 9X with 9xtreme board **NOT WORKING**

There are two tones on the PC, then I get a warning saying my device has malfunctioned Actually this suggests there is a hardware issue in the USB lines on the board. Well, probably not "the USB lines on the board", unless there was some damaging event. Far more likely the lines going to the board ...
by s_mack
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: newbe problems
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Re: newbe problems

Hi Tom, If you can get it repaired locally, I'll refund you to cover the cost. The kicker is finding someone that will do it for a reasonable fee. Some guys will say that's a $150 job when of course someone that knows what they're doing it should be 2 minutes and $10 :) Anyway, whether it is refundi...

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