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  1. Issue with Conn4x

    Hi,
    I was trying to use Conn4x with my HP 50g and it doesn't work. I
    believe the drivers (I'm using Windows Vista). Drivers are working
    because I can use the calculator with no batteries when connected to
    the PC, but Conn4x doesn't find the calculator, it freezes "Looking
    for the calculator".
    Do you know what I'm doing wrong?
    Thanks.
    PS: I've followed this tutorial to try get it working:
    http://www.educalc.net/287480.page

  2. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    On Sat, 22 Dec 2007 09:21:24 -0800 (PST), geekerbox@gmail.com wrote:

    >Hi,
    >I was trying to use Conn4x with my HP 50g and it doesn't work. I
    >believe the drivers (I'm using Windows Vista). Drivers are working
    >because I can use the calculator with no batteries when connected to
    >the PC.....

    That is not right conclusion.
    Try to download Conn4x from HP site.

    Damir

  3. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    I downloaded Conn4x from HP's website and installed it, but it still
    doesn't work.

  4. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    > I downloaded Conn4x from HP's website and installed it, but it still
    > doesn't work.


    What version of Conn4x do you have? I have version 2.3 build 2434 (it
    came on the CD from when I purchased the 50g in Jan 2007) and it works
    fine with WinXP. I don't have Vista, but I've heard that sometimes the
    older versions of Conn4x are more compatible than the newer ones.

    S.C.

  5. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    I have 2.3 build 2436.

  6. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    On Dec 22, 1:21 pm, geeker...@gmail.com wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I was trying to use Conn4x with my HP 50g and it doesn't work. I
    > believe the drivers (I'm using Windows Vista). Drivers are working
    > because I can use the calculator with no batteries when connected to
    > the PC, but Conn4x doesn't find the calculator, it freezes "Looking
    > for the calculator".
    > Do you know what I'm doing wrong?
    > Thanks.
    > PS: I've followed this tutorial to try get it working:http://www.educalc.net/287480.page


    If the Connect Using drop down menu shows USB calculator then the
    drivers are properly installed, nothing to do there.
    The calculator will be powered through USB whether the drivers are
    properly installed or not. So that is not an issue
    Check this: Press MODE and then the A key (FLAGS) scroll down to flag
    -33, it should say Transfer via Wire.

    Hope this helps

  7. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    More than one flag is involved, because of the "serial" port;
    to easily see and fix any wrong settings, go to

    APPS > I/O functions > Transfer, and look at "Port"

    Choose USB (USB cable), Serial (serial cable), or IrDA (IR).

    When using Conn4x, click "Connect using"
    and choose the HP driver, even before connecting
    (if it isn't there, then driver is bad or calc cable isn't plugged in);
    also start the calc's XModem server before asking Conn4x to connect.

    Start calc XModem server
    via right-shift, cursor-right
    or via XSERV command.

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  8. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    On Dec 22, 11:21*am, geeker...@gmail.com wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I was trying to use Conn4x with my HP 50g and it doesn't work. I
    > believe the drivers (I'm using Windows Vista). Drivers are working
    > because I can use the calculator with no batteries when connected to
    > the PC, but Conn4x doesn't find the calculator, it freezes "Looking
    > for the calculator".
    > Do you know what I'm doing wrong?
    > Thanks.
    > PS: I've followed this tutorial to try get it working:http://www.educalc.net/287480.page


    I called HP as I have the same problem and HP informs me that the
    drivers for the HP 50G will be available in about a year. Also I have
    attempted to connect with the procedure outlined in the URL provided
    above and it is CORRECT!!!

  9. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    On Sun, 23 Dec 2007 20:58:59 -0600:

    > I called HP as I have the same problem and HP informs me that
    > the drivers for the HP 50G will be available in about a year.


    For Vista? Wow, plenty of Christmas gifts (or even Easter
    and next Thanksgiving gifts are likely then to be returned,
    if there isn't a USB driver that works on Vista!

    When I clicked the "Vista" link on the HP50G "driver download" page
    (which covers only Win98/2K/XP),
    it then asked me for product name; supplying "hp50g" eventually
    led right back to the original HP50G driver download page,
    except for the fascinating change of the picture of an HP50G
    into an "anniversary edition" of an HP12C

    > Also I have attempted to connect with the procedure outlined
    > in the URL provided above and it is CORRECT!!!


    That was http://www.educalc.net/287480.page
    and if you had the misfortune to have either of two calc flags
    not pre-set correctly for a USB (not serial) cable (not IrDA) connection,
    then you could be in for a long winter of waiting for a connection

    Did any of these people find the same?
    http://www.educalc.net/287480.post
    (how's your Portuguese?)

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  10. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    On Dec 24, 1:34 am, "John H Meyers" wrote:
    > On Sun, 23 Dec 2007 20:58:59 -0600:
    >
    > > I called HP as I have the same problem and HP informs me that
    > > the drivers for the HP 50G will be available in about a year.

    >
    > For Vista? Wow, plenty of Christmas gifts (or even Easter
    > and next Thanksgiving gifts are likely then to be returned,
    > if there isn't a USB driver that works on Vista!
    >
    > When I clicked the "Vista" link on the HP50G "driver download" page
    > (which covers only Win98/2K/XP),
    > it then asked me for product name; supplying "hp50g" eventually
    > led right back to the original HP50G driver download page,
    > except for the fascinating change of the picture of an HP50G
    > into an "anniversary edition" of an HP12C
    >
    > > Also I have attempted to connect with the procedure outlined
    > > in the URL provided above and it is CORRECT!!!

    >
    > That washttp://www.educalc.net/287480.page
    > and if you had the misfortune to have either of two calc flags
    > not pre-set correctly for a USB (not serial) cable (not IrDA) connection,
    > then you could be in for a long winter of waiting for a connection
    >
    > Did any of these people find the same?http://www.educalc.net/287480.post
    > (how's your Portuguese?)
    >
    > [r->] [OFF]


    Look at this:

    http://groups.google.com/group/comp....c960cf2a6c7be1

  11. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    OK, I sort of found out what was going on... the drivers were there
    and it was set to USB, but in that same menu, there was a flag which
    said 'type' and it was set to 'kermit' so I changed it to 'xmodem'.
    Then it connected. What's weird is that I went back to that menu and
    it was set back to 'kermit'. I haven't changed it and it now
    connects... this is weird, but as long as it works I'm happy with it

  12. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    Wait that was dumb... the actual problem was that I was turning the
    calculator on before running Conn4x :-P
    Thank you all for your help!

  13. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    On Dec 24, 9:19 am, geeker...@gmail.com wrote:
    > Wait that was dumb... the actual problem was that I was turning the
    > calculator on before running Conn4x :-P
    > Thank you all for your help!


    I have the opposite problem, if I do not connect the 50g and power it
    up (so that XP can detect it), then Conn4x does not display USB as an
    option, therefore no communication.

    IMHO, Conn4x is a poorly written application and I find the USB
    support a bit twitchy. I recommend for all that you get Eric's serial
    cable from www.hpcalc.org ($20US). It will not power your 50g like
    USB will, but it works with Conn4x and many other OS/commapp
    combinations without issue. For newer PCs you'll need a USB Serial
    (Keyspan works great) or Bluetooth Serial adapter.

    Another benefit of taking the serial path is that it opens up other
    possibilities. E.g. check out com0com. It's creates virtual com
    ports and virtual null modem cables for Windows. With com0com you can
    connect debug4x directly to your 50g. com0com includes com2tcp. You
    could create a serial to IP gateway for your 50g.

  14. Re: Issue with Conn4x

    On Mon, 24 Dec 2007 10:13:11 -0600:

    > OK, I sort of found out what was going on...


    First impressions can be deceiving

    > the drivers were there


    Drivers were installed in the OS with care,
    in hopes that some file transfer soon would be there

    > and it was set to USB, but in that same menu [I/O Transfer form],
    > there was a flag which said 'type' and it was set to 'kermit'
    > so I changed it to 'xmodem'. Then it connected.


    > What's weird is that I went back to that menu and
    > it was set back to 'kermit'. I haven't changed it and it now
    > connects... this is weird, but as long as it works I'm happy with it


    That was a temporary field in the "Transfer" form, and all it does
    is to change the command (and name) menu within the same form,
    between "RECV, KGET, SEND" (Kermit commands)
    and "XRECV, XSEND" (XModem commands);
    outside of that form it's forgotten and has no effect.

    When you later tell the calculator to act as a "server":

    The "XModem Server" (XSERV command) uses XModem,
    the "Kermit Server" (SERVER command) uses Kermit,
    and never the twain shall compete

    Elementary, my dear Watson
    http://www.jokeswarehouse.com/cgi-bi...gi?id=20020605
    http://www.snopes.com/quotes/signature/elementary.asp

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