|Why are Serial Ports so Annoying? 49G But sort of Off Topic|
Message #1 Posted by bill platt on 1 Mar 2010, 10:40 p.m.
I have a 49G and it has ROM 1.18. After two years of relatively normal operation, only occasional crashes, it finally became unbearable.
So I finally decided to try to interface the 49G with the computer.
(I used to do this successfully with the 48GX but I lost *that* cable over two years ago. And the backup battery on the 1MB card went dead and I lost all the saved stuff. So what, wasn't important anyway and the good stuff was old and on the backup computer anyway...)
I read James Prange's (remember him? Where'd he go?) amazing write-up on getting a 49G+ ROM onto a 49G and I was pretty lost. Along the way, I read a number of people's comments on C.S. HP48 which indicated it is better to update to the "unsupported" ROM 1.19-something.
So I gave it a try. I downloaded ROMs and connectivity kit (the one with the little dog).
Computer never sees the HP49.
Why is this stuff always so da^$%$$#$ annoying!
I'm more of a mechanical and electrical as in analog waves guy. I get Lost in Acronyms.
Is this why the MacIntosh is popular? Are there fewer Acronyms?
I don't have a Clue what to do.