Taranis cannot connect to PC

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Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by john27031953 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:53 pm

Hi Folks
You helped me out last year with the er9x problems
I have just bought a Taranis and I am trying to set it up so I can see it with eePe or companion9x. Using both I get an error “Cannot see device”
Running 64bit windows 7
When I plug the Taranis in, windows finds the new device and I can see and open it in Explorer. It sees one file taranis.bin
Looking at yours and other help sites say to look in Device Manager.
It is there as “USB Mass Storage Device” NOT “STM32 BOOT LOADER”
I downloaded the Taranis Driver from
https://code.google.com/p/companion9x/d ... p&can=2&q=
When I tried to update to this driver, Windows says the one installed is the best for the job, so would not.
Can you offer any other advice?

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by MikeB » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:16 pm

First off, with a new Tx, you won't have the (new) firmware bootloader. THis means there are two ways of connecting.
1. Power on the Tx, then connect the USB, this will give you a mass storage device.
2. Keep the Tx switched off, and plug in the USB, this will give you the STM32 BOOT LOADER.

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by kalle123 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:09 am

A very good description what to do you can find here

http://open-txu.org

Please start at -> Undergraduate course -> Intro to zadig

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by john27031953 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:55 am

OOOPs
Did not realise you had responded as did not get email
OK
Have installed zadig
replaced stm33 bootloader
rebooted but still no luck seeing the taranis wit power on or off
Device Manager shows
USB Devices - STM32 Bootloader
what can I do now?

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by kalle123 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:12 am

john27031953 wrote: rebooted but still no luck seeing the taranis wit power on or off
What you want to see at that stage??? Take a look at the picture from open-tux.org.
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John, now you have the STM32 bootloader in usb device. That is OK.

You have access to the bootloader on the STM32 chip. That is fine!

Now follow the steps described here http://open-txu.org/home/undergraduate- ... companion/

Then flash the firmware. Next chapter.

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by john27031953 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:44 am

will give it a go
Still no email notification of your response though

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by john27031953 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:56 am

off for a few hours

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by john27031953 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:25 am

Doing this whilst watching the tragic news of the shot down 777
Downloaded and installed openTX companion
Cannot see the link on either page to where to download the new firmware

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by john27031953 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:49 am

A retired couple from our suburb was on the flight, but we did not know them

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by john27031953 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:24 am

Hi Folks
Back from news
where do I find the latest firmware as not in links above?

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by Kilrah » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:31 am

You might have a bit of doc to read.
The firmware is downloaded from within companion (under Downloads...) after setting your radio type correctly.

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by kalle123 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:36 am

john27031953 wrote: Downloaded and installed openTX companion
Cannot see the link on either page to where to download the new firmware
Keep to the written instruction on opentx university. Line by line.

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by kalle123 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:47 am

John, I think, you should really take your time, no need to hustle around.

Best is you start reading opentx university from the beginning.

I had difficulties understanding the bootloader thing (retired mechanical engineer ;) ) but that web page really helped! But you have to take your time and do step by step!

I can not write it here better than those guys behind opentx university, that is for sure...

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by john27031953 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:40 pm

Morning here
Still not getting email notification when you folks reply
No luck yet
Downloaded new firmware within opentx companion
tried to write but the same error
kilrah mentioned - set my radio type
where is that in the software?

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by john27031953 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:10 pm

got it at last
what a pain to set up
Found the setting for radio type set it for taranis
downloaded new taranis firmware
flashed it
downloaded the settings from the unit
That is not covered in the help page
Thanks

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by kalle123 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:32 am

Might be a good idea, you log in opentx university and write your comment about the missing basic configuration of opentx companion.

Does not help you, but the next one ....

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Re: Taranis cannot connect to PC

Post by kalle123 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:39 am

john27031953 wrote: Still not getting email notification when you folks reply
John, in your settings to this forum, did you check that here to YES?
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