Pboblem with pro scan &bear cat 796d programming 800mhz

January 10, 2012 at 11:20:37
Specs: Windows xp
Programming 800mhz into Bear Cat 796d using Pro Scan.. I have downloaded the programs, plugged in scanner with usb/232 cable to Dell Dimension e310.. Then held L/O Scan button while turning on.. It lights the display face but nothing else shows.. I have attempted to log in to Pro Scan and get reply e-mail address incorrect .. I can't get the scanner to talk to the computer I guess but I can't log in either,don't understand all there is to know.. Can some one provide guidance step by step ?? T h a n k s

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January 10, 2012 at 11:37:34
Not all USB to Serial (232) adapters work properly from my experience. I think your best best would be to find, borrow an older PC with a serial port on it and interface it with the proper cable per the doc on pg 55 here:

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January 10, 2012 at 12:16:13
Thanks, I have already used a 232 to 232 from my other computer and it still didn't see the scanner..

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January 11, 2012 at 07:49:56
Well, I've never interfaced TO a scanner, I was assuming your USB - 232 cable was the issue - as they are not all the same, and there are issues with these adapters:


If you are sure you have the correct serial cable and all of the settings on the scanner and port settings on the PC are good and it still doesn't work, not sure what to tell you there besides testing the port:

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