Data Protect-Pickit2

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by JDR04, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. JDR04

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 5, 2011
    Hi folks, hoping somebody can explain to me how to turn the DATA PROTECT application off in the PICkit2 programmer. I'm using it with the Low Pin Count board and a 12F683 plugged in.

    Somehow the data protect was engaged but I do not know how this happened or how to turn it off??

    Any help will be appreciated............Thanks a lot, John
  2. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    What data are you trying to use? If RAM, the PICkit doesn't touch that; RAM is retained as long as power is applied, even if you reprogram the device.

    EEPROM may be preserved too, but this is a setting on the app that you are using to control the PICkit. In MPLAB this is under Programmer | Settings, and there is a check box. The PICkit stand along app has a similar check box but I don't have that applet handy to tell you what it is.