Let's see your GHL!

Discussion in 'GHL Advanced Technology' started by d2mini, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Scythanith

    Scythanith Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    But the problem was everytime I went to do a software/firmware update I'd run into weird problems and semi-brick my P3 controller. Then it would be down for half a day while I tried to figure out how to fix it. I run apple products and have windows on parallels, but the GHL products don't like connecting to my "windows" for some reason. So instead I use an older PC laptop which works 95% of the time. But it's the other 5% that always rears its head when I am doing some sort of a mission critical update. I get an error 60 or some sort of connection issue mid-update and pooch my machines. Really bad for the mitras as well, I had to open them up and push the little button on the board plenty of times. Now I just avoid updates like the plague.

    But yes I agree, the Abyzz should take over once it loses signal. But alas, it did not. I never said it was GHL's problem to fix, just that it was a problem :)
     

  2. Marco@GHLUSA

    Marco@GHLUSA GHL Team R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    Have you tried running windows in Bootcamp? If you boot directly into windows, rather than using an Emulator/Virtual machine, you shouldn't have this issue. Just ask @reefwiser :)
     
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    Yes Marco is right I have windows installed as a boot camp partition on my MacBook Pro. One issue I found last week that Marco helped me with a firmware update I was having.
    What we found was the issue was how USB was handled by the emulator I use Fusion instead of Parallels. So found when doing firmware updates I now boot into the bootcamp partition and run straight windows.
    If you use the emulator it wants to drop the USB connection all the time and bricked my doser 2 while updating it.
    But I got it straighten out with Marco and Vinny's hand holding.

    Another learning is to always check the com port that the USB connection is using when running in the emulator as it can change on every start up of Windows. I always record by work and I will be doing a video on tips for doing firmware updates the simple and painless way.
     
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  4. Scythanith

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    I haven't run bootcamp in a long while. Never got the point of running a non-native system on a Mac. I bought a Mac because I like Mac lol.
     
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  5. Marco@GHLUSA

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    This would be one of those. If you don't have a dedicated windows machine, bootcamp is your friend!! :)
     
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    Yes I understand about windows that is why I run Fusion in unity mode as I only see the GCC program. but if I am doing a firmware update I boot into windows on the partition. Once done I shut it down and go back to the peace and quite of my Mac.
     
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    Bootcamp is the way to go !

    I'm using one of my older(mid-2012) MacBook Pro's with a second hard drive, partitioned for Bootcamp. All i did was swap the optical disk drive for an SSD.
    Bootcamp.jpg
     
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    Elementalj Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    I ran into troubles doing that on Mac Pro with win8.1, I couldn't stand to lose any more hair so I gave up.
     
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  9. Marco@GHLUSA

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    Win 8.1 ... all you had to say :p
     
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    Elementalj Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    I know, right? It was all I could find.
     
  11. Marco@GHLUSA

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    8.1 is upgrade eligible to 10 ... or was at least. Win7 is always a safe bet.
     
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    Elementalj Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Couldn't find a good copy.
     
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    Oh man - Too bad Microsoft is no longer offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade. Windows 7 and 10 was easy a pie !
     
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    You don't even have to upgrade I run window 10 without upgrading. It has a little nag message on the screen. But when I run in unity mode you never see it.:)
     
  15. Clayton Jessup

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    I just finally finished installing mine ! My black P4 .. here are som me pictures of the done product of the installation..

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    Now with the Power one , and showing signs of life ;)

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    So fare I am loving the set up that I did !!!
     
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    Left side empty space is for KH director and another doser 2.1. All GHL device from Mitras to P4 to doser 2.1 now. Looking for adding another Power Bar since I am running out outlet now........
     
  17. Vinny@GHLUSA

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    @Clayton Jessup Looking good! That tablet sure does add a nice touch. ;)

    @coweyes298 You're all in on GHL now! Everything looks so clean and fancy. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I love the planning ahead for more GHL additions Lol! Looks great:)
     
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