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Hi I just got my CTB16PC kit together and plug it all in and it find the COM and the led is solid

but when I try to set the ID it said ( Unable to locate unit to change address check connection and power)

I run thought it with the soldering iron again and the same thing :(

hope you can help.

Thank Mike

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Mike, I would first click "Refresh" in the Hardware Utility. See if it finds your unit.

If not, try "Set New Unit ID" with "Ignore Errors" selected.

Hope this helps.

Dennis

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Wrong com port is also a possibility, but wouldn't the LED still be blinking? Seems to me the steady LED shows that communication has been established between the sequencer and the computer.

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You can verify by clicking "refresh" It should find it and display the unit ID under "Select Unit to Configure...Download...Test.

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You shouldn't have any. Just make sure your "Max Unit ID" is set high enough and use the next sequential number for your next "Set New Unit ID". If you do have any problems, feel free to send me private message and we can figure it out. How many LOR units do you have?

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You shouldn't have any. Just make sure your "Max Unit ID" is set high enough and use the next sequential number for your next "Set New Unit ID". If you do have any problems, feel free to send me private message and we can figure it out. How many LOR units do you have?

Thanks for the help

I have two LOR units I'm still putting the 2nd one together

I build a parallel box 2 years ago and run it with Vixen

works great but doesn't dim

So I thought I would try LOR

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Remember these controllers are set at 01, so make sure you you type that in the "old ID, and type in the new ID in the "new ID space. Then I refresh and of course update the firmware.

I had notes in my controllers saying this unit is set at 01 and that is why I mentioned this.

Works for me anyways

Funny that some of my controllers say 4.40 which is higher than the 4.32 they show in the Lor update firmware.

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