1. MicroBase Pro
won't connect to my MicroVib II Aircraft Analyzer - what should I check?
If you cannot connect to the your MicroVib II
Aircraft Analyzer, use the following checklist:
Configure Serial Port: Your
computer must be equipped with a working, available RS-232 Serial
To determine if your computer contains the necessary serial port, open
Windows Device Manager, and view the category
Ports (COM and LPT).
Note what serial port numbers are shown in the format COMX
where X is an
No RS-232 Port Available: If
your computer is not equipped with an available RS-232 Serial Port,
you may be able to add one. See the
Add An RS-232 Serial Port
FAQ for instructions on adding an RS-232 Serial Port.
Configure MicroBase Pro: Open
MicroBase Professional, then click Options - Connect Settings and
enter your RS-232 Port Number that you determined above.
Hook Up MicroVib
II: Make sure you are using the correct cable to connect your
MicroVib II your PC. You should use the 1311 Serial Cable to connect
directly from the large metal connector on your MicroVib II to the
Serial Port on your PC. If your PC has multiple RS-232
Serial Ports, make sure you are connected to the port that you
selected in paragraph 1.C above.
Enable MicroVib II Communication:
If your MicroVib II has recently been used with a
Mux, turn the MicroVib II Off and then back
On before trying to connect
with MicroBase Pro.
Idle State: Press the MODE
menu item to place the MicroVib II into an idle state before trying to
2. Why Do I See RX Errors When I try To Upload Files To The MicroVib II?
If you are seeing RX Errors when you try to upload
file to your MicroVib II, use the following checklist:
Mode Menu: Make sure you have selected the MicroVib
II Mode Menu item before connecting to MicroBase Pro.
Filename: Make sure the file you attempting to
upload to the MicroVib II conforms to the 8.3 filename convention and
contains no spaces or illegal characters in the filename.
Update MicroBase Pro: Update your
MicroBase Pro to the
latest version and retry uploading your file to the MicroVib II.
Delay: In some cases you can adjust the
Delay parameter (Options - Connect Settings - Tx Delay)
to obtain better performance if you are using a USB to RS-232 Adapter.
The default value is 1000us. Try values from 800 to 1500us in increments of
RS-232 Adapter: If you are using a USB to RS-232 adapter
make sure you are using a unit that has been successfully tested by DSS. See
the faq here.
Hardware RS-232 Card: With some computers which are not equipped
with a native RS-232 Serial Port, you may have to try a hardware solution
such as adding an RS-232 Serial Port on a PCI card or trying a
different computer. See sections 6 and 7
here for information on
adding a hardware RS-232 Serial Port card.