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Using Hint3.exe to Download Firmware into the S600 Drive

Instructions for using the Hint3.exe program to load the bootloader and firmware into the S600

See the attached zip file for the Hint3.exe file and the bootloader file.

Place the Hint3.exe file in a folder on the C: drive.  Place the bootloader file (nb72_400) and firmware file (allxxx) in that same folder.

 

Downloading the bootloader file:

1.            Connect controller SR600 (S600 drive) with serial interface COM1.

2.            Boot up the S600 drive.

3.            Click Start/Run, type cmd, and press enter to start the DOS emulator.

4.            Go to the folder containing HINT3.exe.

5.            At the prompt (-->) type “HINT3.EXE com1: 9600“ and press enter.

6.            Type “_EXIT“ and press enter.  You should see the prompt change to "CMON>".

7.            Type “x: nb72_400“ (There is a space after the "x:".)

8.            Wait for the file to download.  You will see the data addresses as the file loads.  And the prompt will return when the download is complete.

9.            Reboot the drive (cycle 24VDC logic power).

 

Downloading the firmware file:

1.            Connect controller SR600 (S600 drive) with serial interface COM1.

2.            Boot up the S600 drive.

3.            Click Start/Run, type cmd, and press enter to start the DOS emulator.

4.            At the prompt (-->) type “HINT3.EXE com1: 9600“ and press enter.

5.            Type “_EXIT“ and press enter.  You should see the prompt change to "CMON>".

6.            Type “SB 1 38400“ and press enter.  (Include the two spaces.)

7.            Press Ctrl C to end the Hint3 program.

8.            Restart Hint3 by typing “HINT3.EXE com1: 38400 /b“.

9.            Press enter 3 times.

10.          Type “x: allxxx”, where xxx is the firmware version number, such as all599.

11.          Wait for the file to download.  You will see the data addresses as the file loads.  And the prompt will return when the download is complete.

12.          Reboot the drive (cycle 24VDC logic power).

 

What you will see:

During the download, the memory target address is shown.

If the drive is already in program mode ("-" is shown on the display), might be caused by a power loss during programming, Press Return 3 times and continue at point 6 above.

Switch power off and on after finishing the program download. The new firmware number is shown in the display.

 

 

The following commands are shown in the terminal screen during download:

(Address numbers can be different)

-->x: all576

Erase program area

start=00010000  size=00010000

start=00020000  size=00010000

start=00030000  size=00010000

start=000E0000  size=00010000

start=000F0000  size=00010000

Reset slave: XXX

Erase flash slave: XXX

Loading from file <all576>

000XXXXX

 

done!

CMON>_