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Old 05-20-2009, 03:13 PM   #41
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Do I need to supply power to the MS before the laptop will recognize it?
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Is the power supplied through the ECU harness or the serial port?
Through the DB-37 connector.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:22 PM   #42
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Alright thanks for the heads up, was just curious because I know you can get a small amount of power over serial. Lookin' to be up and running by the weekend
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:05 AM   #43
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Having a similar problem, the laptop is recognizing my usb to serial adapter when plugged in but no driver has worked for it, even the driver sent with the cable, when i open device manager on my windows (xp) it shows up the yellow triangles which i assume is a problem with the driver?
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I don't remeber exactly how it went but I drove myself nuts with something I thought was device manager related.
It turns out that device manager will only display things correctly when the cable is plugged in.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:03 PM   #45
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well i have the usb to serial cable plugged in and it still shows no driver for it, or i assume thats what the yellow triangle is. It also wont communicate with the MS1 or megatune likewise
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Do you have the DIY adapter or another brand ?

Their adapter comes with the driver and the driver can also be down loaded from the DIY site.

The DIY site also has a utility that helps you sort out comm problems - don't know what it is called.

I had problems connecting to Megatune only using a Rat Schack cable/adapter but was able to connect to Tuner Studio. When I got the DIY adapter I was able to connect to both programs.

You may want to email matt. He helped me out a lot with my issues ( [email protected] )
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awesome thanks for the info
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awesome thanks for the info
I was trying to post the link to the com Check thing but it seems to be part of the software on DIY software page.

Did you make any progress ?
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still no progress, it just keeps showing that the driver isnt installed. after the 3534535 time trying to install it
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If you have DIY's adapter you can also down load the driver straight from them....

Did you do searches under "Communication Problems" and stuff like that. I think we have had issues with connectivity.

Also check Miata.Net
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i believe its the usb-serial adapter im using, crap, im going to just get DIY's adapter
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Chances are good that it will solve your problems
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Chances are good that it will solve your problems
thanks for the help man....
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I'm stumped.

I haven't tried to connect to my MS in a few months but last time I did everything was fine.... Today I can't connect to Logworks,Megatune or Tuner Studio.

Tried all the ports, tried Ports Check and it tells me there are 2 ports open. The lap top makes that "Bing" sound when I plug and unplug the cable.

I downloaded the driver for my adapter from DIY again and I still can't connect to any of the above programs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What port is the USB adapter using?
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What port is the USB adapter using?

Hi Matt!!

The lap top has 3 USB ports in the back. I don't know how it assigns numbers or designations to them but I tried all of them.

The ports work for other things like a wireless mouse...

Any stuff I can try ?
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:35 PM   #58
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What type of laptop do you have? I would suggest trying a different laptop and see if that works. You might also want to go to a local goodwill and see if they have any old laptops for sale. I recently picked one up for $25 that had a real serial port and it works great for running TunerStudio.
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Thanks!! It is a Dell Inspiron 1200. It is pretty old.
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I meant the COM port number, sorry for not making that clear.
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