When you are ready to test your PowerVision code on a display follow these steps to create the installation files then load the files on a display. These instructions apply to Versions 2.9 and later however previous versions will be similar.
Create Configuration Installation Files
- In PowerVision select the Firmware Tool Button.
- Select "Create Application Install Package" the first time downloading to update the OS on the display to the same version of PowerVision you are using. You can up-rev or down-rev.
- Select "Create Configuration Install Package" for faster downloads once OS version matches.
- The file will not create if there are errors shown in the console window. Double click on any errors listed in the console to take you to the item and correct the issue.
- Save file to a USB Flash drive using "Save As" or load file directly to the display using "Load All".
- File extension will be .gcibin, .pv1, or .pv2 depending on the display hardware.
- Do not use spaces or special characters when naming the file.
Option 1 - Program Display from USB Flash Drive
- This option may be required before option 2 will work if the operating system version on the display is not 2.9 or newer or vice versa.
- Plug USB Flash drive with the file on it into displays USB Port
- Displays with Buttons - Press and hold button down then apply power (do not use lower left button)
- Glass Displays with only Touch Screen- Apply magnet to back of display as shown in displays installation instructions then apply power.
- Follow on-screen prompts to select and load the file.
- See Complete Instructions.
Option 2 - Program Display Directly from PowerVision over LAN
- Hardware Needed
- Plugable brand USB/Ethernet Adapters 10/100Mbps over USB 2.0
- Ethernet Crossover Cable
- Connect the USB/Ethernet LAN between the computer and the displays USB port.
- Verify display is connected in the PowerVision Configuration Tab, the display hardware type and IP address will be shown next to the "Communicate Over" selection when connected.
- Select the Firmware Tool Button, Create the Application or Configuration Installation file then select "Load All', the file will then be transferred to the display.
Programming All Glass Displays with No Touch Screen
- If the display has no Touch Screen and no buttons or the wrong touch tune the display can be automatically reprogrammed over USB with no user intervention.
- Rename the configuration file to display part number-autoload.pv1 with no spaces in between. Example: 78700622-autoload.pv1.
- Follow the standard procedure for programming a display from a USB Flash drive.
- As soon as display boots up and sees the autoload file it will install it with no further user input.
- These displays can also be programmed directly from Powervision using the LAN connection.
Bootload from USB on M2/G1e Displays
If the programming operation fails for whatever reason on a M2/G1e display corrupting the bootloader, the screen will remain blank when attempting to access the bootloader. To recover the display copy the bootloader file included below onto a USB Flash drive along with your configuration file then follow the standard process of programming a display from USB. The bootloader file will be transferred to the displays RAM memory after which the bootloader screen will appear. This process may take a few minutes due to the size of the file. Once the bootloader screen appears you can select your configuration file and install it as normal.
Bootloader 4.748 Note- do not rename the file
If there is an issue during the download process one of the following error codes will be generated.
- Unit gets stuck indefinitely loading the file – possibly illegal characters in the file name () or spaces or file is corrupted. See ! – 0 error code which are similar.
- ! - 0 - cannot recognize the file, may have (x) added to the extension; .tar(1).gz instead of .tar.gz , (1).gcibin, or file is corrupted. Check for illegal characters in file name – spaces or ().
- 300 – Password flag read error
- 301 – Invalid file: password flag, wrong file type for display, PV780-.gcibin vs PV780B-.pv1), possibly out of memory from large data log files. On M2 Platforms before loading a .pv2 file install the PV2 Support Upgrade.pv1 file.
- 302 – Security error: Unsecured file on a secured unit
- 303 – Part Number Match failed
- 304 – Corrupted tar file
- 305 – Load for different display type (.tar)
- 306 – Load for different display type (.gciBin)
- 307 – Unknown file extension (check for spaces in file name or illegal characters)
- 308 – Not a post ECC corrected load
- 309 – Password incorrect
- 401 – Corrupted tar file
- 402 – Unknown hardware family
- 403 – Corrupted load file or Missing Part Number
- 404 – Not a post ECC corrected load or Missing Serial Number
- 405 – Attempt to Downgrade the BootLoader, Attempt Rejected
- 406 – eMMC Downgrade Error – Config needs to be built in newer version of PowerVision
- 501 – Factory Reset Error