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Offline David Allen

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TransTronics Pocket Programmer 2 - Windows 7
« on: January 30, 2014, 03:11:16 pm »
Got a question for my fellow Delco enthusiasts here. I crossposted this to the GM-ECM list also. So if it looks familiar that's probably why.  :)

Anyone have success with the Transtronics Pocket Programmer 2 under Win 7?

I have a Windows 7 Professional Dell laptop with a hardware parallel port. I have installed the latest program (v2.41) from xTronix.com and it is giving the error "Error:Can't load zntport.sys". And it won't find the programmer.

I have checked that the parallel port is enabled in the computer's BIOS and the Windows 7 Device Manager. I have tried running the program in compatibility modes and it does the same thing.

The programmer works fine with my old Windows XP machine.

I have tried to contact Transtronics but have yet to hear back from them. Searching online has yielded some other instances of this problem (with other hardware) and there does not seem to be any significant cause found.

Thanks for any insight!
Sincerely,
David
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Offline Marvin

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Re: TransTronics Pocket Programmer 2 - Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 02:43:45 am »
I have one of those (the parallel port version).
It will not work with win7. The problem is not the parallel port or anything like that, its that win7 does not allow programs to have direct access to the parallel port.

 I now use a TL866CS programmer bought on ebay a couple years ago for around $50.00. Works prefectly, have used to program a couple hundred flash chips and also program some PIC and AVR microcontrollers.


Offline David Allen

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Re: TransTronics Pocket Programmer 2 - Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 06:22:34 pm »
Thanks for the info. I will probably be buying another programmer. Sadly, Transtronics has not been very helpful. Not even to tell me it won't work and suggest their latest version. They just don't seem to care at all.
 
 
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Offline Six_Shooter

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Re: TransTronics Pocket Programmer 2 - Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 08:33:16 pm »
Thanks for the info. I will probably be buying another programmer. Sadly, Transtronics has not been very helpful. Not even to tell me it won't work and suggest their latest version. They just don't seem to care at all.


The Moates BURN2 is a good unit, just limited on capable EEPROMs.


When I need to program anything other than what the Burn2 will, I use a Willems GQ-3X.
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