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The Tech2 Card Writer is an easy to use, yet relatively slow processing, application which allows to write linear flash PCMCIA cards using the RS-232 connection on the Tech2 device. This application is written by AlexRE from AlexRE.RU[] in 2011.

Reference information

Required hardware:

  • Tech2 device
  • PCMCIA card inside the Tech2 device
  • COM port, this can be physical DB9 of a USB2serial cable on a desktop/laptop computer.

Required software:

Writing a BIN using the Tech2 CardWriter software

Make sure your Tech 2 is connected to a reliable power source.

Connect your Tech 2 with a serial cable to a serial port on your computer.

Start the Card_writer.exe

Select the designated COM port which connects to the Tech2.

Select the file to upload to the PCMCIA card which is inserted into the Tech2.

Power on the Tech 2 and wait for it to boot to the welcome screen before you click open.

Please note that starting this operation the content of the PCMCIA card, inserted in the connected Tech2 device, will be overwritten!

Start the process and wait for several minutes to complete the clearance of the flash memory.

The second stage will be writing the flash memory which also takes multiple minutes.

The Tech2 display will now show a similar screen;

This process takes around 15 minutes for a 32MB card.

After processing the .BIN file from your computer to the Tech2 the Tech2 Writer software will report the status.

wiki/writing_pcmcia_cards_using_tech2_card_writer.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/20 21:41 by berry