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  1. Also what lines power the lcd back light? I need to check them, thanks.
  2. P. S. Would I be able to send you my cores to have a look at and help me debug? Thanks.
  3. I am having a horrendous time with my cores, I am that bad at soldering and electronics it seems that sometimes they are not even powering on and when they do power on I just get black boxes on the lcds with no writing even when using a pre-programmed chip and when I do get text I still can't detect mios over midi, Is there any pcb kit that fits straight in to the c64 case I can buy that features the 4 connected cores and the power supply circuit? Thanks.
  4. Hi I have made 3 cores all of which have turned out faulty, on the first core the midi pins didn't work and give an upload signal from the core until I soldered the rx and tx pins together as described in troubleshooting midi connections, then after a while it stopped giving an upload request again, why am I having such a faulty time when I follow the schematic when soldering and buy all the right parts from reichelt, please help me move my project forward, on some of my cores I am not even getting the mios screen on the lcd or the upload signal, can you point me in the right direction as what
  5. Now I put my own pic back in and its not even sending an upload request when I power on, any ideas why that failed?
  6. I have also tried your preprogrammed chip, I'd 0000 0000 0000 0000 and I get some writing on the screen “MidiboxSID V2. 044“ and MIOS8 V1. 9h" but when I query the core I get bootloader is up and running not application is up and running any idea why? Thanks
  7. Hi I have managed to program my own pic on mplab ide and get a response from the core after going through some of the midi trouble shooting pages, I did a loop back test to find out how to set my midis port 2x2 correctly then soldered a wire between the rx and tx pins on the pic socket and put the pic in and powered up on the core and the core signal started feeding back f0 00 00 7e 40 00 01 f7 then I soldered an led between the tx and ground pins on midi out j12 and it lit up, but when I try and upload the midi hex file for the pic it says no response from core please reboot the core (e. g. t
  8. What bit is the pic18f4685? I want to get a book on how to program it so I can do some tests and what language is it programmed in? Thanks.
  9. How can I check out my cores to make sure they are ready for the pic to communicate? Is there any diagnostic procedure?
  10. Yes I tried turning the potentiometers but still so no ready message so what is my problem? Thanks. Alistair.
  11. dwestbury, thank you for sending me the pre-programmed pics which I received with joy. Now I am testing them in my core which I tested the ic 1 & 2 voltages and all were correct, however when I plug the 1st pic in (I. d. 0) I just get a row of blank squares on the lcd, should I be seeing a ready message? Does this mean my core is defective? Is there any wiring on the core I may have missed (I remember reading something about an I. D. Jumper) please help as I would really like to get this going, best wishes Alistair.
  12. For future reference is there any way I can check with mplab if the pic has had the bootloader successfully written to it? Thanks.
  13. I tried programming a chip with mplab ide 5.45 as i tried with mbhp burner but the ic socket broke (i am finding that the circular is much better than the flat so I am replacing) and the hex file downloaded from the pic has the same beginning and and end lines as the hex file but different inbetween, why am I so unsuccesful at getting mios studio to see the core, I built 2 cores and programmed chips with mplab ide and mbhp burner but mios always says no response from core, why am i so unsuccessful, is it my soldering, my midi lead or my chip programming? I hoped if i just follow instructions a
  14. Ok Darell can we go ahead with this, can you set up instructions for payment, thanks, Alistair.
  15. Hi I am having success building cores and connecting the lcd(I have built 2) and having the black boxes appear on the bottom row of the lcd but when I program a chip with mplab ide or mbhp burner and power up the core witb mios studio connected it says the core is not responding. Please dwestbury can I send you a pic 18f4685 in the post to flash so I can work out if it is the pics that are the problem or my soldering and midi leads on the core, thanks.
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