How do I interface with the robot for diagnostics/ my own software/ etc? (For 5500 and MiniMax)
The robot takes keyboard commands from the serial port. Establish 9600 baud connection to com1 with no flow control using a program like hyperterminal.
These are the commands for firmware version 1.xx, 2.xx, and 3.xx
'B': No Operation (5000 Compatible / ignored on 5500)
'D': No Operation (5000 Compatible / ignored on 5500)
‘LxxE’: Load CD in destination drive xx
(00-07 drive, 12=Printer)
‘AxxE’: Unload To output spindle from
source drive xx (00-07, 12=Printer)
‘RxxE’: Unload To reject spindle from source drive xx (00-07)
‘Mxx-yyE’: Move CD from source drive xx to
destination drive yy (00-07, 11=Temporary, 12=Printer)
‘C’: Calibrate command (Initialize) needs execute.
‘K’: Clear Last Error
'E': Execute command (needed for M,L,A,R,C,W)
‘S’: Get Status
‘Y’: Get Printer Status
‘F’: Finalize reject command
‘F’: Print From Printer Memory
‘G’: Close Printer Drawer
‘H’: Open Printer Drawer
‘U’: Refill Input Spindle
‘V’: Report Version
‘T’: Report Photocell Status
‘Q’: Inquiry Command (not supported ver 3.xx)
‘Z’: Reset Internal Counters
‘N’: Report Physical Unit Positions
‘W’: Enter Teach Physical Unit Positions Mode (5500 only)
‘O’: Clear Input Spindle Empty Condition
‘P’: Clear Output Spindle Full Condition
‘?’: Test Mode , Does not release CD until prompted (waits above drive), drops CD when detects spacebar, test mode used is used for drive / printer alignment
<CRTL>Backspace: Clear NVRAM of all data (Not supported in version 3.XX)
ESC : Abort command
How do I disable Auto Insert Notification (autorun) in Windows NT, 2000, and XP.
This must be done manually in the registry. Log on as Administrator. Push the ‘Start’ button then select Run… type ‘regedit’ in the open dialogue box then press OK.
Expand the pluses next to the following registry entries:
Select that Cdrom entry then double click autorun. Change the ‘value data’ from a 1 to a 0
Exit registry editor. Reboot immediately.
I get an 'ASPI services not available' message on CdReplicator startup
You must download and run the ASPI update utility for your SCSI card available from the SCSI card manufacturers web site. LSI logic version of ASPI will work well and not have any hardware requirements.
I get blue screen of death IRQ_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL in Win2000.
Download latest version of WnASPI32 from Initio web site. Try switching SCSI card to a different slot or disabling unnecessary hardware like sound card, USB, or Network Interface Card.
I'm attempting to install WINNT, Win98, or Win2000 on the computer that came integrated with the 5500 and I'm getting Boot_Device_Inaccessible Blue Screen or no Hard drive detected.
The motherboard has dual IDE controllers. The ATA100 controller that the HD is attached to does not have support native to these OS's. User must physically attach HD to the other IDE controller, install the OS, install the promise ata100 driver from the Asus CD within the newly installed OS, then switch the IDE connection back. You will have to remove the cover to make the hardware change. This was only on the A7V133 motherboard from Asus.
Standard Commands (Mode 0)
Interactive Commands (Mode 1)
Command and Response Examples
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