New firmware TMS 200... squealing on boot, ALL the time

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New firmware TMS 200... squealing on boot, ALL the time

Postby santiagodraco » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:19 pm

As the subject says, I recently received one of the new TMS 200 boards. It worked for the first couple of weeks, then one day I turn on the system and I get the alarm buzzer... stays on until the TMS software loads with Windows (I of course have had to stop using the hardware shutoff since I have no confidence the boards will work). Now after that first alarm it comes on every boot, 100% of the time.

I realize I'm looking at another rma... but clearly there's a design problem here. Are there any new findings? I really don't want to have to pull my system apart again only to have it happen again. This is really getting annoying I must say.

First of all these boards should have upgradable firmware. Designing a board without it like this makes no sense, especially as prone as they are to problems.

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Re: New firmware TMS 200... squealing on boot, ALL the time

Postby [Koolance] Tim » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:53 am

So far, we've only encountered 1 or 2 units (with the latest firmware/software) that have alarmed outside of the normal state. Replacing the card should fix that issue, and it wouldn't be expected to occur again.

Just for reference, customers can verify a board issue by setting the alarm temperatures to 99°C (for every sensor) and saving their settings. If an expansion board is used, this should be disconnected to confirm main board issues. Then reboot and check for a TMS alarm.

We have discussed USB-upgradeable firmware for future products. Unfortunately, TMS-200 does not have that capability.

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Re: New firmware TMS 200... squealing on boot, ALL the time

Postby shaggy613 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:18 pm

Welcome to the club. My 4th board has just gone out. Have to get another one.........

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Re: New firmware TMS 200... squealing on boot, ALL the time

Postby santiagodraco » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:38 pm

Well, I still haven't had this one replaced simply because I figure, hope, that there has to be some new fix for this problem... I know I'm not alone.

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Re: New firmware TMS 200... squealing on boot, ALL the time

Postby Mikesnow » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:37 am

Same issue here. having to RMA mine as well.
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Re: New firmware TMS 200... squealing on boot, ALL the time

Postby Xwardox » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:06 am

At the moment my alarm is only sounding after a crash.
Sometimes the pump level goes from level1 to level10. I have not connected a pump to the board. To be on the safeside It has it's own powerunit. ;)
Shutdown options are all off
And so are the alarm options: all off

Should I RMA the board already or do I have to wait untill it happens with every boot :?

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Re: New firmware TMS 200... squealing on boot, ALL the time

Postby Mikesnow » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:25 am

mine seemd to fix with windows 7 install, but now 2 days later is acting up again. If you unplug the usb from the tms-200 let windows boot, log in let the software start, then plug the usb back in all will be fine. Until of course you decide to turn your pc off. After you turn the PC off you will need to repeat the same process EVERY boot, going to give it a week more too see what happens myself then decide what to do.
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Re: New firmware TMS 200... squealing on boot, ALL the time

Postby Xwardox » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:06 am

It seems that the alarm goes of if the power is interupted before there is signal through the USB connector.
Try to unplug the power of the board :o
I have now connected the TMS board to a different powersupply (same as my pump).

I'll keep you posted if I run into more unexpected squealing


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