would recommend that you only use a laptop/computer with a serial port
which is fitted as standard when using our mapping leads or professional
mapping kits, since you are likely to experience problems when using a
USB to serial convertor. The main reason for this is that serial port
technology is now very old & not supported by computer manufacturers,
in addition every Window update appears to make the computers less compatible
with such adaptors..
do have connection problems of this type, we would recommend you contact
a computer expert for assistance as we cannot offer support for this
issue because of the large variety of computer set-ups & operating
systems that are available.
we had to stop producing the MBE967 a couple of years ago, although
it was a very nice ECU, the components that were used to build it were
becoming harder to find. Also serial technology has become obsolete
as far as computer manufacturers were concerned quite sometime before
this, so now all our current ECUs use USB to CAN technology. We have
one engineer at MBE whose main task is to try to keep up with the updates
that Windows carry out on virtually a daily basis to make sure our current
technology remains exactly that. Therefore it is impossible to make
discontinued ECUs compatible with Window7/USB combination.
Due to the serial based ECUs now being very old means of support of this type of unit is becoming difficult and the cost to the customer for support is more expensive than they may wish to spend. We have provided as much information as possible in this section and the password for the Advanced level is 'extras'. The Master level password is 'maximum'.
If you feel this is beyond your skills, you will need to find one of our dealers who has the equipment and is still able to work on these older type ECUs or if you do contact us directly for technical support, this is charged at a minimum of an hour which currently is £100 + VAT (as at June 2015).
Please call 0208 391 0121 stating that you require technical assistance
for pin-out & wiring issues. Have your credit card details readily