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  • #110836
     CastilianFly 
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    I started up my cabinet for the first time. everything is wired correctly and I have a sainsmart 16 ch usb relay board to control my contactors, gear, and shaker. the board is showing power, and the pc has detected it and it says working properly. can anyone give me some advice on how to test it using some sort of program or relay manager? I’ve watched several videos and searched all over the internet but no luck. The relay board manager that randr used showing in one of his videos doesn’t work for this board. Any help would be appreciated, sorry for the noob question, this whole process has been a huge learning curve for me. :wacko:

    #110838
     randr 
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    I didn’t think the 16 channel board worked with dof? Perhaps it does now with newer dof version but I know it never used to work so everyone used the 8 channel. What version of dof you running?

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    #110839
     outhere 
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    Try this

    Download LEDWIZ.DLL replacement includes a spiffy new test program

    from here

    http://mjrnet.org/pinscape/dll-updates.html

    #110840
     CastilianFly 
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    I am using the newest version of DOF R3. So I might possibly have to buy 2 8ch instead of the one 16ch? I will give that program a shot outhere.

    #110841
     outhere 
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    Your using this version Right

    DOF 10/2018 Windows Setup Installer (MSI) (16 Oct 2018)

    http://mjrnet.org/pinscape/dll-updates.html

    Info

    http://mjrnet.org/pinscape/BuildGuideV2/BuildGuide.php?custom=EU&expver=R3.201602xx&sid=toc

    #110844
     CastilianFly 
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    I downloading the R3 version directly from here literally a few days ago. When I look at the properties it shows it was created Tuesday, ‎October ‎13, ‎2015.

    #110845
     randr 
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    The version here is regular ole dof which I run myself but if you have a 16 channel sainsmart maybe outtheres link to the modded dof version may work? I don’t know as I’ve never tried it. But is your best shot :)

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    #110853
     CastilianFly 
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    I downloaded the DOF and ledwiz.dll files from pinscape. Transferred the new files over to replace the existing ones, and made sure none were “blocked”. I verified to check that DOF was working by loading a table and backglass, and it verified the pluggins were active. Tried to run the LED Tester and it gave me this error: “unable to load ledwiz.dll (windows error 127)” :scratch:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #110854
     Thalamus 
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    do you find the ledwiz.dll ?? Maybe you need to register that dll ? https://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/register-dll-file-in-windows/

    #110855
     CastilianFly 
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    I tried that and nothing. I also put a copy into my system32 windows file just in case, same result. I am running windows 10 64bit

    #110856
     Thalamus 
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    Turned off windows defender and crud like that ?

    #110858
     CastilianFly 
    Participant

    Yup, turned user settings all the way down

    #110859
     randr 
    Keymaster
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    In your user settings in dof config site make sure dof is selected and not legacy. Also did you try the mjr (newer modded dof version) I did look at that for the first time just now and mentions 4 and 8 sainsmart boards but don’t mention 16. Doesn’t mean it won’t work but recall I never used to. I myself don’t use sainsmart just 2 ledwiz’s but I would try the modded dof for sure and see what happens. Also did you add serial number of the sainsmart to your cabinet xml?

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    #110863
     outhere 
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    I know for the 8 sainsmart relay board you no longer need a cabinet file with newest DOF

    CastilianFly  — If you’re going to have to buy different boards you may want to look into something more reliable

    #110868
     CastilianFly 
    Participant

    I do have an ledwiz, but I like the idea of not having to buy separate relays for it. I see Randr is using 2 led wiz boards, what do you recommend?

     

    FOR SALE: like new Sainsmart 16ch usb relay board lol

    #110869
     CastilianFly 
    Participant

    Damn, it was starting to look sooo nice!

     

    #110870
     randr 
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    Lol. Did you try the mjr modded dof version?

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    #110871
     CastilianFly 
    Participant

    I did

    #110872
     rgarriott 
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    I thought i read somewhere that if you were goin to run the sainsmart 16 that it couldn’t be the usb version. Hopefully that is the case because I bought the LedWiz + gp plus the non usb sainsmart 2 wks ago. Im almost to the point of installing my solenoids and contactors.

    #110873
     CastilianFly 
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