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by s_mack
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem when connecting to PC
Replies: 20
Views: 1437

Re: Problem when connecting to PC

Don't you have a spare 9Xtreme though? From when I shipped that once via DHL because it seemed like the first was taking a long time, etc. Maybe I'm remembering wrong. If you have it, go ahead and swap it and see if the problem goes away or not. You'll at least narrow it down to the 9Xtreme vs. some...
by s_mack
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Upgrade 3 Position Switch Mod 9Xtreme
Replies: 54
Views: 6442

Re: Upgrade 3 Position Switch Mod 9Xtreme

Ha! Good. That was a 1 in a thousand shot but figured I'd mention it, just in case. Honestly I'm not even sure what made me think of it. One of the first things I do with a new computer is turn off the hiding common file extensions "feature" as it threw me off more than once when that was introduced...
by s_mack
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Upgrade 3 Position Switch Mod 9Xtreme
Replies: 54
Views: 6442

Re: Upgrade 3 Position Switch Mod 9Xtreme

Just a thought... but is it possible that you have file extensions hidden? When you normally look at text files in Windows Explorer, do you see "textfile.txt" or simply "textfile"? If extensions are hidden, and you force it to say "MODEL06.txt" then really the file is "MODEL06.txt.txt". See this pag...
by s_mack
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"

I was pretty sure, but since "eeprom" was the term being used... Thanks for clarifying.
by s_mack
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"

Can you clarify Mike, please. By "eeprom" do you mean the 9X's eeprom of the 9Xtreme's flash? ie. hardware problem where?
by s_mack
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"

I'll contact you via email
by s_mack
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"

From your description, yes... from the photo, I wouldn't say it looks unusual. But if you have a soldering iron and are confident enough in your skills that you can remelt the solder on there and get a better connection, you can certainly see if that resolves it.
by s_mack
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"

Yeah, I'm hoping Mike can tell if by "eeprom" we mean the 9X's eeprom or the 9Xtreme's flash memory. I'd assume the latter, but awaiting confirmation on when/why that error appears.
by s_mack
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"

Well... assuming its the 9Xtreme's flash throwing the error it could be a faulty flash chip or a faulty logic/buffer chip between it and the mcu. In that case, no... repair is unlikely. It more likely is a solder bridge (something I *really* have to address with better testing in the future). I coul...
by s_mack
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"

The Spansion flash chip, right?
by s_mack
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: 9Xtreme stuck on "SHUTTING DOWN: EEPROM BUSY"

It does seem odd. Hopefully Mike can think of a couple of tests and if we determine it is a hardware issue, I'll get that swapped out ASAP.

Either way, sorry for the headache.
by s_mack
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: SD card not recognized
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: SD card not recognized

Sorry about that. Thanks for ruling out the other potential problems and good job on resolving the defect yourself! I too do not recommend attempting that kind of a self-repair unless you have the equipment and skills to tackle it, which obviously you did. A defect is something I replace under warra...
by s_mack
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme vs Taranis
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: 9Xtreme vs Taranis

The 9Xtreme vs Taranis question is a common one. I never intended this product to be a "vs. Taranis", but the features are so similar and the fact the processor turned out to be identical make it a natural question. For someone who doesn't currently have either, I suspect it is a tough sell to convi...
by s_mack
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Upgrade or whole new TX
Replies: 13
Views: 1418

Re: Upgrade or whole new TX

9XR or 9XR-Pro... my distaste for it isn't the equipment... its the naming. Pick something familiar... let's say the Apple iPhone. Let's say that Apple was crazy enough in the early days to allow Samsung to sell their product as the Samsung iPhone. Everyone knows they're the same device... whatever....
by s_mack
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Upgrade or whole new TX
Replies: 13
Views: 1418

Re: Upgrade or whole new TX

Ok, well you should know that there's really no relation between the 9X and the 9XR. I'm still a bit miffed at HobbyKing for creating this confusion. Hobbyking is a division (or whatever) of a company called (something like) Hexatronics. HobbyKing sells a lot of products - most of which they do not ...
by s_mack
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: test firmware on 9xtreme tx won't shut dow
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: test firmware on 9xtreme tx won't shut dow

The 1st board was fully refunded with instructions to discard...
by s_mack
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Upgrade or whole new TX
Replies: 13
Views: 1418

Re: Upgrade or whole new TX

I'm either confused on the question or you're confused on the concept. If you have a 9X already ("original V2 TX") and buy a new 9X ("just buying a complete 9X transmitter")... you then have two 9X's, right? That hasn't really gotten you anywhere. A 9X sold today is virtually identical to one sold 6...
by s_mack
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Calibration drift?
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Calibration drift?

I personally can't say I agree with that... I've never had a problem with the stock gimbals. Not even a slight issue. The fact FrSky offers replacements possibly suggests some are having issues (although that's a leap in logic, I'll admit.). Anecdotal evidence supports Bob though. Lots of people swi...
by s_mack
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: My 9Xtreme Installation
Replies: 210
Views: 33903

Re: My 9Xtreme Installation

I would suggest the pre-crimped ones João linked to. Crimping your own can be an ordeal if you don't have the proper expensive tool to do the job. They are the correct JST PH series. Even the wire colours are the same! (That can't be a coincidence, can it?)
by s_mack
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: speaker hiss
Replies: 346
Views: 28382

Re: speaker hiss

The LM386 is the most common (and cheapest) amp in use... it is also relatively old. I wanted something "better", but maybe I should have stuck with the old tried and true. It will be interesting to see if that works out better. I kind of doubt it though, because it seems we determined the noise was...
by s_mack
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: OK, let's document this!
Replies: 74
Views: 6609

Re: OK, let's document this!

It was my first attempt at specifying stickers :) When you get something made in China, its a common misunderstanding that China = Low quality... but that's not true. China = exactly the quality you ask and pay for. In this case, I knew nothing about stickers so when they presented me with a quote i...
by s_mack
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: test firmware on 9xtreme tx won't shut dow
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: test firmware on 9xtreme tx won't shut dow

Use the contact page on the smartieparts.com site and reference this thread... I'll help you out from there. This sounds like a defective unit to me.
by s_mack
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: Reversible
Replies: 7
Views: 2161

Re: Reversible

:o Not quite the right forum... this one is for my standard programmer. But that's OK. No, it is not automatically reversed at this time, although if you do post in the 9xtreme forum and ask nice, I bet Mike could figure something out for that purpose, if he hasn't already. Better yet, I think, woul...
by s_mack
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: How do I get telemetry?
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: How do I get telemetry?

I'll take a look at my docs and make sure it is more clear. I do have telemetry instructions somewhere, but perhaps I forgot to link to it from the main instructions.
by s_mack
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Lua Scripts on 9xtreme
Replies: 16
Views: 3800

Re: Lua Scripts on 9xtreme

I personally have no idea what a Lua script is so I can't answer that.

Yes, there have been updates. You can return to the product page and check the "updating firmware" tab for details.
by s_mack
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: speaker hiss
Replies: 346
Views: 28382

Re: speaker hiss

Thanks. I will get the stuff out today. I meant to do it yesterday, but something came up.
by s_mack
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: speaker hiss
Replies: 346
Views: 28382

Re: speaker hiss

For that tiny chip I'd use hot air. Less cleanup. You should be able to heat up all pins simultaneously and just blow it right off. Just have to be careful with nearby components. Send me an email when you get a sec and confirm your address... I'll get you some practice boards :)
by s_mack
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: speaker hiss
Replies: 346
Views: 28382

Re: speaker hiss

I could send you a couple proto boards if you want the practice desoldering as well :)
by s_mack
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: USB extender socket
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: USB extender socket

No, you're right. I think most people probably wouldn't consider that too much of a burden since (hopefully) one isn't opening up the case more than a couple times. But for future, I think I will try to design it so it can be left plugged in while the two halves are laying open.
by s_mack
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: OK, let's document this!
Replies: 74
Views: 6609

Re: OK, let's document this!

1 big batch

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