X-10 Befuddlement

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  1. ok

    ok Guest

    My x-10 system has me baffled and I'm looking for ideas. We recently moved
    and when I re-connected the x-10, it can't find the cp-290 controller. Port
    is set as #2, cable checks OK. I borrowed another person's system (cable &
    box) and the same thing happens, can't find the controller.

    I thought I had it pinned down to maybe the serial port on the motherboard
    went bad, then last night I hooked up an old 9 pin serial mouse. XP
    detected the new hardware, loaded the drivers and everything worked
    automatically.

    I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software but that didn't do a
    thing.

    I have moved 3 times over the last 8 years and there has never been a
    problem re-connecting.

    Any ideas where to look next?

    Thanks,

    Living in the dark!
     
    ok, Oct 30, 2003
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  2. ok

    Larry Dugan Guest

    ok wrote:

    > My x-10 system has me baffled and I'm looking for ideas. We recently moved
    > and when I re-connected the x-10, it can't find the cp-290 controller. Port
    > is set as #2, cable checks OK. I borrowed another person's system (cable &
    > box) and the same thing happens, can't find the controller.
    >
    > I thought I had it pinned down to maybe the serial port on the motherboard
    > went bad, then last night I hooked up an old 9 pin serial mouse. XP
    > detected the new hardware, loaded the drivers and everything worked
    > automatically.
    >
    > I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software but that didn't do a
    > thing.
    >
    > I have moved 3 times over the last 8 years and there has never been a
    > problem re-connecting.
    >
    > Any ideas where to look next?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Living in the dark!


    Since you state that you have reloaded the software and have verified that the
    serial port works (mouse was detected), the next thing to do would be to check
    the controller.


    --
    "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect
    everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will
    preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that
    force, you are ruined." - - Patrick Henry, Virginia convention
     
    Larry Dugan, Oct 31, 2003
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  3. ok

    OK Guest

    Did that already by trying another person's box and cable. Same result.
    "Larry Dugan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > ok wrote:
    >
    > > My x-10 system has me baffled and I'm looking for ideas. We recently

    moved
    > > and when I re-connected the x-10, it can't find the cp-290 controller.

    Port
    > > is set as #2, cable checks OK. I borrowed another person's system

    (cable &
    > > box) and the same thing happens, can't find the controller.
    > >
    > > I thought I had it pinned down to maybe the serial port on the

    motherboard
    > > went bad, then last night I hooked up an old 9 pin serial mouse. XP
    > > detected the new hardware, loaded the drivers and everything worked
    > > automatically.
    > >
    > > I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software but that didn't

    do a
    > > thing.
    > >
    > > I have moved 3 times over the last 8 years and there has never been a
    > > problem re-connecting.
    > >
    > > Any ideas where to look next?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Living in the dark!

    >
    > Since you state that you have reloaded the software and have verified that

    the
    > serial port works (mouse was detected), the next thing to do would be to

    check
    > the controller.
    >
    >
    > --
    > "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect
    > everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will
    > preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that
    > force, you are ruined." - - Patrick Henry, Virginia convention
    >
    >
     
    OK, Oct 31, 2003
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  4. ok

    Larry Dugan Guest

    OK wrote:

    > Did that already by trying another person's box and cable. Same result.
    > "Larry Dugan" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > ok wrote:
    > >
    > > > My x-10 system has me baffled and I'm looking for ideas. We recently

    > moved
    > > > and when I re-connected the x-10, it can't find the cp-290 controller.

    > Port
    > > > is set as #2, cable checks OK. I borrowed another person's system

    > (cable &
    > > > box) and the same thing happens, can't find the controller.
    > > >
    > > > I thought I had it pinned down to maybe the serial port on the

    > motherboard
    > > > went bad, then last night I hooked up an old 9 pin serial mouse. XP
    > > > detected the new hardware, loaded the drivers and everything worked
    > > > automatically.
    > > >
    > > > I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software but that didn't

    > do a
    > > > thing.
    > > >
    > > > I have moved 3 times over the last 8 years and there has never been a
    > > > problem re-connecting.
    > > >
    > > > Any ideas where to look next?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks,
    > > >
    > > > Living in the dark!

    > >
    > > Since you state that you have reloaded the software and have verified that

    > the
    > > serial port works (mouse was detected), the next thing to do would be to

    > check
    > > the controller.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect
    > > everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will
    > > preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that
    > > force, you are ruined." - - Patrick Henry, Virginia convention
    > >
    > >


    Ok, but did you hook their box and cable to their system? What I was suggesting
    was hooking your controller into their system.


    --
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are
    neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make
    things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they
    serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for the unarmed
    man may be attacked with greater...confidence than an armed man.
    Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1764
     
    Larry Dugan, Nov 1, 2003
    #4
  5. ok

    OK Guest

    Old and newer systems. Mine is the old 9-pin serial to a din plug and the
    new ones are 9-pin to modular phone jack,
    "Larry Dugan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > OK wrote:
    >
    > > Did that already by trying another person's box and cable. Same result.
    > > "Larry Dugan" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > ok wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > My x-10 system has me baffled and I'm looking for ideas. We

    recently
    > > moved
    > > > > and when I re-connected the x-10, it can't find the cp-290

    controller.
    > > Port
    > > > > is set as #2, cable checks OK. I borrowed another person's system

    > > (cable &
    > > > > box) and the same thing happens, can't find the controller.
    > > > >
    > > > > I thought I had it pinned down to maybe the serial port on the

    > > motherboard
    > > > > went bad, then last night I hooked up an old 9 pin serial mouse. XP
    > > > > detected the new hardware, loaded the drivers and everything worked
    > > > > automatically.
    > > > >
    > > > > I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software but that

    didn't
    > > do a
    > > > > thing.
    > > > >
    > > > > I have moved 3 times over the last 8 years and there has never been

    a
    > > > > problem re-connecting.
    > > > >
    > > > > Any ideas where to look next?
    > > > >
    > > > > Thanks,
    > > > >
    > > > > Living in the dark!
    > > >
    > > > Since you state that you have reloaded the software and have verified

    that
    > > the
    > > > serial port works (mouse was detected), the next thing to do would be

    to
    > > check
    > > > the controller.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect
    > > > everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will
    > > > preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that
    > > > force, you are ruined." - - Patrick Henry, Virginia convention
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    > Ok, but did you hook their box and cable to their system? What I was

    suggesting
    > was hooking your controller into their system.
    >
    >
    > --
    > "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are
    > neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make
    > things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they
    > serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for the unarmed
    > man may be attacked with greater...confidence than an armed man.
    > Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1764
    >
    >
     
    OK, Nov 6, 2003
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