Trying to flash FW - ZBootloader-C doesn't see GF MKII wMCG Pro

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Trying to flash FW - ZBootloader-C doesn't see GF MKII wMCG Pro

Postby redlir » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:38

Hello,

1 - Gunfighter MKII w/ MCG Pro
2 - Controller Firmware version: 1.917
3 - Number and type of springs used: #50 Y axis, # 30 X axis
4 - Тype of cams used: Solft
5 - If VKB original software is used, please always mention its version: 0_83_9_6
6 - Vkbjoytester screenshots. Attached
7 - Vkbdevcfg-c screenshots. Attached


I'm trying to follow the instructions found on the vkb-sim website for updating to 1.91F firmware. https://vkbcontrollers.com/?p=8200
After downloading the resources specified, I'm attempting to walk though the instructions linked in the original article https://vkbcontrollers.com/?p=8185

Problem Description
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I'm at this point in the steps

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Launch VKBdevCfg-C.
In the top panel, click on the “VKBsim Gunfighter Modern Combat” name to select it.
From the Tools tab, click on the “Bootloader” icon; this should close VKBdevCFG and automatically start ZBootloader-C (if you have it in the same folder).


As soon as I click the "Bootloader" button, VKBDevCfg-C.exe shuts down, but ZBootloader-C does NOT launch. All files are in the same folder, and set to run as Administrator.
The "SYS" light on the black box shuts off at this point. I have to manually unplug/replug the USB cable to get the device to register again.

I tried to use these workaround steps, by first running Zbootloader and following through them. Zbootloader does not recognize the device as being present.
The message says Boot Device: Turn Out
In the information panel, there is the message 16.313:Device disconnected.

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From within the Zbootloader, click “Reset”
Exit Zbootloader
Go back into VKBdevCfg
Exit VKBdevCfg right away
Click on the ZBootloader-C executable and continue with Step 4. above.



Per the instructions, I've verified there is no other third party peripheral programs running. All other peripherals except for mouse and keyboard are unplugged from the PC. I'm using Windows 10 Pro.
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Re: Trying to flash FW - ZBootloader-C doesn't see GF MKII wMCG Pro

Postby Victorus » Wed Jan 17, 2018 13:04

There is another way to prepare controller for firmware upgrade. Unscrew BlackBox cover. You will see PCB. Find BOOT contacts (https://forum.il2sturmovik.ru/topic/5796-anons-modelnogo-ryada-mcg/page-21#entry567207). Disconnect BB from USB. Launch zbootloader-c. Short BOOT contacts, connect BB. I hope it will be recognized in zbootloader-c.
VKB controllers user guide: https://yadi.sk/d/UtlhPQy53Ndgbr

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Re: Trying to flash FW - ZBootloader-C doesn't see GF MKII wMCG Pro

Postby redlir » Wed Jan 17, 2018 21:37

Thanks. I don't have access to the picture on that site, but I'll open up the black box tonight and have a look inside for the jumpers.

Should I be concerned that the primary method for doing the upgrade isn't working though? I'm going to try the primary method using my work laptop tonight, to rule out something on my machine at the house.

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Re: Trying to flash FW - ZBootloader-C doesn't see GF MKII wMCG Pro

Postby redlir » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:56

OK I managed to use a work laptop to run the firmware update, and it worked without issue.

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Re: Trying to flash FW - ZBootloader-C doesn't see GF MKII wMCG Pro

Postby Victorus » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:18

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PCB image. Just in case))


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