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Discussion in 'Homesafe & Security Access & Control' started by alexm, Jan 16, 2006.

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    alexm

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    Hi

    I am trying to do a force controller reload on the minder system installed at our work, but the download process times out and fails.
    Today I reset the baterry on the cmos which in turn cleared all the previous data on the controller. But the force controller download process still times out. So I was wondering if there is a default password to use when downloading the data to the controller?.

    I am doing this reload because the time displayed on our keypads did not change an hour forward back at daylight savings, I tried to change the time through the system configuration menu but was not able to.
     
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    The default code should be 1111.

    In Minder select Configure, Modify Program Parameters, scroll down to DaylightSavingsTime=0,25,10,1,3. In the value section change value from 0 to 1, select set, then select restart controller.

    You will need to force a controller reload for the changes to fully take affect.
     
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    when you remove the battery you also need to short out the 5V and 0v pads (near the battery) the memory will still hold for quite some time with no battery.

    Charles
     
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    Thanks for the replys, Ill try the above and get back to you :)
     
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    Hi again

    Ive tried the above but to no prevail, the unit still timesout when trying the force controller reload opertation, Ive tried different serial cables but made no difference.
    Any ideas?
     
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    First...
    Do you have a (comms) screen trace on the screen? If not, put one up so you can see comms. Once this is done, are you seeing both blue and red strings coming up in the trace. If you are only seeing blue (and the odd black ack), you are not getting anthing back from the controller. The red is data coming from the controller, blue is from the PC to the controller.

    Assuming you are getting both blue and red, are the red numbers zeros and eigths or just zeros? If you are only seeing zeros, then it's not a good sign. Zeros and eights (when you first start comms), means the controller is looking for a modem (this is a historical Jeeves thing) and this is good.

    Let's see what you have and get back to the group. Worst case, you may have a crook comms chip on the RS232, but let's cross that bridge if/when we come to it

    Cheers
     
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    Hey,

    Update on the minder issue, I have found that the Serial port on the Laptop I was using was buggered. So ive used a new laptop with success, Ive been able to re-download all the data back to the minder system with no issues :D
    Thanks for your guys help, it's much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Alex
     
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    Hi.... Yes, I'm one of the few still using Minder :)

    Does anyone remember the parameters for DaylightSavingsTime? I assume the first parameter is 0=off 1=on, but 25,10,1,3? Can't remember how to ensure first Sunday in October start and first Sunday in April end.
     
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    M,D1,M1,D2,M2
    M is the mode, either 0 for no daylight saving, or 1 to indicate
    daylight saving is to be applied.

    D1 is the earliest possible day of the month that daylight saving
    starts, and will actually be the first Sunday following this date, if
    the date itself is not a Sunday. For example, if daylight saving
    begins on the first Sunday of the month, this value should be 1.

    M1 is the month that daylight saving starts.

    D2 is the earliest possible day of the month that daylight saving
    ends, and will be the first Sunday following this date if the date
    itself is not a Sunday. For example, if daylight saving ends on
    the last Sunday of the month, this value should be 25 (assuming
    a 31 day month).

    M2 is the month that daylight saving ends.

    The following is an example:
    DaylightSavingsTime=1,25,10,1,3
    The above indicates that daylight saving starts on 25/10 or the first
    Sunday following that date if 25/10 is not a Sunday. This means the
    start of daylight saving is the last Sunday in October, the last possible
    date being 31/10.
    The end of daylight saving is specified as the first Sunday in March
    (1/3 to a last possible date of 7/3).
     
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    sensational !!!!!!

    For the life of me I couldn't figure out the 25, now makes sense. Years ago DLS ended last week of September.

    Thank you very much!
     
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