TL866 TSOP48 adapter

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The tl866 has a 40 pin ZIF socket, but that means that it can't talk to all the pins of a 44 or 48 pin chip without more pin muxes. There is an ATTiny13A that is being used as a rudimentary bit of DRM, and it has started causing problems. As of MiniPro version 6.0 certain counterfeit TSOP48 adapters have some flaw that can be detected. The solution would be to either upload Radioman's reverse engineered firmware from here: Link, or to revert to MiniPro version 5.19 and Firmware 3.2.61. This rollback can be done with the Firmware Updater Tool. You can check if your adapter is fake by going to "help/about/tsop48detect".


Autoelectric counterfeit page


TSOP48.jpg TSOP48 Adapter Schematic.svg

Adapter "hats"

The base kit with the ATTiny base board and the chip adapters it can carry is sold divided into 5 packages, but can often be bought in a batch from eBay sellers. For reference, here is Autoelectrics official package codes.

"simple adapter" means it's just a bare PCB, and you have to solder the chip to it when dumping or programming it. The "hats" without the simple designation has some form of 0-force socket

SN001: Base board and simple adapters for TSOP32/40/48
SN002: Simple adapter for SOP44
SN003: Adapter for TSOP32/40/48

Tl866 tsop48 zerof small.jpg Tl866 sn001 populated.jpg

SN004: Adapter for SOP44
SN005: Simple adapter for SOP56

Rollback Fix

Ok. you don't have the 5.91 version, download it here: Minipro V5.91 and unzip it somewhere in a folder.

then download my firmware updater here: TL866 firmware updater and unzip it. In my firmware updater folder you will find a exe file called TL866.exe; run it! Once the firmware updater starts, browse for a file called update.dat in the above downloaded 5.91 minipro folder. Click the reflash button! Done. You should have now the 3.2.61 firmware version. Just use minipro.exe from the 5.91 folder to work. If you will later want to use the 6.0 version of minipro you will be asked to reflash the firmware and obviously the minipro 6.0 version will upgrade the firmware again to 3.2.62 version.

Re-flash Fix

Verified by Evan Allen to work, simply clone the git repository from here: Link and open the .cproj file in minipro, program the attiny13 @soic8 from the fake adapter in minipro and resolder. This changes the tsop48detect result from 'fake' to 'V3'.

Alternate method