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August 5, 2006
about 5 years ago
SD Card Specification link is broken.
about 6 years ago
Please ignore my question, but if somebody needs the answer, here it is:
The BL010100.HEX file did NOT do the trick.
I registered and downloaded the one from:
as mentioned elsewhere in the thread.
about 6 years ago
Sure, I did hook it up but teh led did not blink - that did surprise me, hence teh efforts to reload teh bootloader.
All is well anyway, minor problem!
I just got a new Olimex ICD2 because I damaged teh PIC 116F877A in my original one, also purchased from Sparkfun. I confirmed that it was indeed the 16F877A by swapping teh two.
I also have a PICStart Plus, and I tried to burn a new 16F877A on it to get my original ICD2 functioning, but I still get teh error message when trying to connect :
ICD0021: Unable to connect with MPLAB ICD 2
Where can I get the proper firmware for teh Olimex ?
I would like to keep it as an an emergency spare.
Here are a few tips to get the bootloader working correctly - (I had a few difficulties others may benefit):
From the link above, download and expand the file:
1. For documentation go staright to:
2. Burn your Mini-Bully with the file:
(the boot code that was pre-loaded in the mini-bully that I got did not work)
3. You can now test it using the instructions in the paragraph labeled “Testing with Echo” located at:
about 7 years ago
This is a great product, but if you want to get it started, Do not use Hyperterm - it does not seem to work on all systems.
Instead, use the free Teraterm terminal program from
After using that, everything worked great.
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