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    This is a head scratcher.

    Have you looked in the registry for pin2dmd keys? delete keys if found. Reboot pc without pin2dmd connected. Once booted, plug into usb.

    No idea if that's going to help. Just throwing it out there.

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    Are you able to try it on another PC?

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    I'll try both suggestions. Is there a minimum spec required to run the pin2dmd? Would it run on a win 10 tablet for testing purposes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntis View Post
    I'll try both suggestions. Is there a minimum spec required to run the pin2dmd? Would it run on a win 10 tablet for testing purposes?

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    i reckon it should yeah, as long as the pin2dmd software supports windows 10 ? i'm still on W7 so not sure

    Don't think there's a minumum spec- without a game rom or ultradmd controlling it, its pretty much just a couple banks of LED's doing nothing.

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    Are you certain the panel has power to it? The boards will light up like a Christmas tree just through the USB cable, however the panel itself required is own external supply. It may be as simple as that......

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    I run Pin2DMD on Win 10 Home 64bit so it should run on the tablet I'd say.

    Like previous suggestions I keep my Pin2DMD plugged into USB. I think in z-Diag there's a list all devices option, from memory I needed to select that before I could see the hardware to install the driver for.

    Another silly question, do you hear the Windows *Ba Dum* sound when you plug it in? It's the sound you often hear when a USB device is plugged in? I know when I have no power to my DMD I don't hear that noise when I plug it in and out, but if I restore power to it I'll hear the noise.

    The way the power connector is on these boards I find the wires often slip out.

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    I'd be suspicious of power as well - as OzStick says, the PIN2DMD and Discovery boards will light up just with USB, but without working power Windows can't do anything with it and the panel won't display anything.

    If you have some way to check it, test the power adapter for your PIN2DMD. Mine is very "loose" ... I can plug it into a powerboard, then turn the powerboard upside-down and the adapter just falls out. Or if I give the wire a tug I can pull the adapter from the board. The pins on the adapter look "thinner" than on other device's plugs, only by a fraction of a millimetre I think but it seems to be enough to stop the socket from gripping the pins. Maybe yours is the same and the pins just aren't making sufficient contact inside the socket.

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    whether or not the pin2dmd is connected via USB or not (unless the usb is the only source of power for the discovery board), and the panel has 5V power you will see the splash screen on the dmd. if there is no splash screen check your voltages to the panel, ribbon cables etc.
    If the discovery board is dead, you will need another license for the new serial number (if using for a pinball) not sure if using just for v-pin.

    If you really get stuck, you can send the discovery up to me and I will check it out.

    Remember there are 2 x usb ports on these,
    mini usb -> flash firmware and config
    micro-usb -> the port used for pin2dmd editor.

    Depending on the pin2dmd shield you are using there is also a jumper for usb power or external power, since your leds are on I am guessing this is fine.

    good luck

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    I haven't had the chance to check yet but with the info you guys have supplied I'm guessing you are right about the power. I definitely don't get the splash screen. And it was working perfectly before.

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    So i checked the power and the neg fell out of the adapter. You beauty I thought. Wired it back up and nothing changed.
    Tested the voltage and i have 5.2v at the adapter and screens.
    When I plug and unplug the usb I get the windows sound but i can't see any new devices, can't find pin2dmd listed anywhere. Went to all devices in Z-Diag and could not find it listed either.
    I think the biggest concern I have is that the splash screen isn't displaying

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