I’ve been designated to finding a solution to getting a Hydra Kit we jsut received working at the company I work for.
Basically we are looking for a NETMF solution to replace/install around 50 devices. Anyways, we thought we would save some cash and get a Hydra instead of a Spider.
We received the Hydra around 6 hours ago. Boss had a look at all the stuff, plugged in the screen to the hydra (RGBT sockets), and then the usb client to the D socket.
Powered it on and the screen remained white. I’ve read around these forums and apparently some text or a picture of Stitch use to appear. Does that still happen or is a white display expected?
Installed VS 2010 (as we normally only use 2012 and 11), put on the .net drivers (both 4.2 eqf2 and 4.3), installed the packages listed in GHIs listing, and then after that we tried popping it into a usb port, with power running at around 480-490 ma.
Green light flicks for half a second, red light stays powered on.
The windows USB device sound flicks on and off every few seconds. Change the port to a different port, which outputs 500-520ma and it stops flicking on and off so no more annoying windows 8 sounds.
We hit update in the updater, say no to ethernet (as we didn’t bother buying an ENC28 adapter - so another reason we should have gone for the spider as usb client isn’t supported in the hydra as we only found out last night), and then let it go. It reports back that it was unable to connect to the device and no port was found.
However looking in device manager we have an enabled device “GHI.NET Micro Framework USB Debugging Interface” availabe. For hidden devices there is a COM4 GPS Camera Detect - however it always stays hidden (ie the device is never detected as active/connected).
We then uninstalled and did clean removals of all drivers and software. rebooted, Reinstalled everything, rebooted again, plugged in and ran the hydra updater - same response.
We did the jumper on socket 3 between pins 8 and 10, same thing still.
We are running on Windows 8 x64 and Windows Server 2012 x64 across the board (not including phones and windows surface devices which are either RT or 32bit)
Basically we are assuming that the board is RMA and seeing the amount of issues on this forums with the same or similar errors with the updater, we are thinking about just sending it back as RMA and then ordering in some Spiders instead. Although if there is a way to get it up and running that would be great, as express postage to and from GHI and Australia is a bit steep.
If anybody has any ideas as:
[ul]if the board is RMA (ie nothing on the screen - ie is that normal? or the LED status)
how to get it up and running if it’s just a crappy driver issue
if the drivers are signed
if setting up a spider is easier/more stable
are the spiders drivers signed
that would be great
Also, if there is anything (such as the screen displaying something when things are working well) that can be used as a tell tale sign of if things are running or not, that would be great too.
Thankyou all in advance, even if all you do is read part of this, close the thread and wander off and never reply.