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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by R.H.Campbell, Oct 26, 2004.

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  1. R.H.Campbell

    R.H.Campbell Guest

    I need your advice on a situation I experienced today. Took over a DSC 3000
    version 7.41 panel. I was unable to find the programming sheets for this
    version, so I used the next up, the version 7.51 to program. Unfortunately,
    when I got to section 50, and I tried to enter the "after alarm" code, it
    software defaulted the panel. So obviously, the older version programming is
    different yet...

    So, I hooked up my laptop, MD12 modem and a dial tone simulator, and tried
    to connect. Again, the version 1.3 software had no version 7.41 in it, so I
    tried the 7.51, but the panel kicked me out as "incorrect version of panel".

    I'm going to try to dig up a version 7.7 chip off an old board, but in the
    meantime, how do I get into this damn thing properly. The DSC cd rom has
    nothing on the 7.41 version, and the version of the software I'm using (1.3)
    has nothing either. Until I get in with the correct programming sheets
    (either through the keypad or through the software), I'm not comfortable
    this thing is completely programmed.

    Any ideas ?

    R.H.Campbell
    Home Security Metal Products
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    www.homemetal.com
     
  2. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    Actually its not and I had one that did exactly the same thing although I
    don't remember the specific version, my solution was to avoid location 50 :)
    panel".

    Might try the old DOS software?
    I happen to have have a 7.4 installation manual and that location is the
    EEPROM copy function and it's also the last section of programming

    Didn't notice that before, I learn something every day :)
     
  3. R.H.Campbell

    R.H.Campbell Guest

    Mark, since I was out there this morning, I also spoke to my partner.
    Apparently, the newer Windows based DSC software doesn't have that old
    version on it. My partner uses the old DOS software when he needs to upload
    one of the older versions of the panel.

    To date, when I have come across one of the older versions, I simply swap
    the chip for a 7.7 chip, and use the newer programming sheets. But I have no
    more of the 7.7 chips left, so will have to wait until I come upon a used
    non functional board to steal the chip off it....

    However, I'm very surprised that the DSC software wouldn't have been
    upgraded with all the older panels on it....someone was apparently asleep at
    the switch !!!!

    RHC
     
  4. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    They still have several versions of panels not on the new stuff like the
    PC1500 v2 if I recall.

    I thank you for bringing this up, seems I have some work to do on my pdf's
    :)
     
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