problem in loading the program to pic

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by gopichand.bujji, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. gopichand.bujji

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    i am using pic 16f877 development board which is connected to the laptop using usb to uart converter. i am using winpic softwarefor loading the program. but when it was connected to the laptop it was getting an error "cannot initialise the programmer". but the usb to uart coverter was connected properly to the laptop without any errors. so can anyone help to rectify this problem pls.
  2. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    Some links to the tools you are using might help us help you.

    Generally, once you stray from Microchip tools you open yourself to dead ends as you have found.
  3. panic mode

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 10, 2011
    when you connect usb to uart converter, it get's assigned COM port number. if you plug it into different USB port, you also get another COM port number. normally you need to know that port number (check what it is in Device Manager) so you can configure your programming software.