Problems with k150 PIC Programmer and MPLAB X

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by hunterage2000, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. hunterage2000

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    May 2, 2010
    A while back I bought a k150 PIC Programmer (attached 1) from ebay and I was wondering if anyone else has the same one.

    When I plug it in via usb port (COM7), It is registered as "Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM7)" and nothing else happens.

    I downloaded MPLAB X IDE and the 8-bit compiler for free from Microchips web site and installed both. I followed the tutorial for setting up a new project and set my PIC as 16F877A and when I got to the programmer setup, my programmer was'nt found as a default tool (attached 2)

    Can anyone advise how I should go about seeing if the programmer is a fake because before I got it working with jalEdit and k150 ICSP and tested the PIC with LED'S.
  2. nsaspook

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    Aug 27, 2009