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Firmware update problem using Module Update 2.4.0

Question asked by gregm on Jul 13, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2011 by mkelly
Hi everybody,

I don't find the way to update my firmware for my TLS 81682A (Mainframe 8164A). Current firmware version is 2.02.
I managed to find the v4.11 firmware, which seems (?) to be compatible with 81682A: http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/techSupport.jspx?cc=FR&lc=fre&nid=-536900355.536883260.08&pid=214916&pageMode=OV

When I try to install it using the Module Update Program (v 2.4.0, downloaded from the same link as above), I got an error message:
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"A visa driver error occured. Error number: bfff0015. Visa driver error text: . Loading of minikernel via BDM failed. Loading of minikernel via BDM failed"
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Then I got the following log:
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Agilent Technologies 816x module update program
Version 2.4.0
Wed Jul 13 14:31:50 2011

Resolving available visa connections...
Visa connections successfully determined
Resolving available visa connections...
Try to scan for all available visa connections of type: GPIB...
Success.
Resolving available visa connections...
Visa connections successfully determined
Opening visa session...
Success. New visa session ID is: 3885432
Reading image file: C:\Documents and Settings\pctest\Bureau\tls411.bin...
Success.
Checking slot list for module update for session 3885432
Check of slot list for module update for session 3885432 successfully finished.

Starting module update Wed Jul 13 14:33:25 2011


Starting module update for session 3885432
Visa session 3885432 Loading minikernel...
UsrVisaException:
   Minor: 3060
   File:  .\cvisasession.cpp
   Line:  2695
   Reason: A visa driver error occured. Error number: bfff0015. Visa driver error text: . Loading of minikernel via BDM failed. Loading of minikernel via BDM failed

*** Internal data begin ***
Connection manager:

Session Map:
Session: 3885432
3885432 8164A MFType_8164A 0  -1 'GPIB0::2::INSTR'
SlotMap in session: 3885432
Slot 0
0 ModType_TLS 81682A  ChannelProductIDList:
Slot 1
1 ModType_PM 81635A  ChannelProductIDList:
Slot 2
2 ModType_SW 81595B  ChannelProductIDList:
Slot 3
3 ModType_RLL 81613A  ChannelProductIDList:
Slot 4
4 ModType_ 816???  ChannelProductIDList:


Connection Map:
Image: GPIB0::2::INSTR
GPIB0::2::INSTR connection type: GPIB  GPIB Address: 2 session ID: 3885432

Image manager:

Image Map:
Image: C:\Documents and Settings\pctest\Bureau\tls411.bin
C:\Documents and Settings\pctest\Bureau\tls411.bin ModType_TLS ModImageType_Firmware 'image loaded'


*** Internal data end ***
Visa session 3885432 successfully closed.

Module update program Version 2.4.0 finished at Wed Jul 13 14:34:57 2011
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Then, the mainframe screen displays a red cross "Module Disabled" just before displaying a blue screen, when I close the Module Update Program.
I must shutdown the mainframe and restart it in order to use it again. However, my 81682A firmware is still 2.02 

Can anybody help?   Do I proceed with the correct files?
Thanks in advance  

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