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The PICkit is a low-cost programmer/debugger from Microchip for the PIC-architecture.

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Mplab X IDE insists I'm trying to change protected boot memory even though all CodeGuard options are disabled

I'm new to this whole thing, so forgive me if I'm missing something obvious, but the only relevant thing I could find is over 9 years old, using a different programmer and different PIC. I'm using ...
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Problem in simple LED Blinker Circuit using PIC16F877A

After a lot of trials & errors I was able to come up with a circuit to blink an LED using a PIC16F877A microcontroller. Components I use are, PIC16F877A LM7805 20MHz Crystal Oscillator IN4007 ...
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Best approach for PIC programming I need to do

Many years ago now, I have used general purpose 8 bit PIC, like for example the PIC16F84A, writing their code in assembly, which I really like. I haven't had the need to do anything related to this ...
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Setting Configuration Bits via command line arguments when calling MPLAB IPE to program a PIC16F877

I am writing software in Labview that uses a command line to program a PIC on a PWA with a .HEX file that I have no control over. I just want to program the PIC without having to require a person to ...
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PIC18F97J60 program download problem

I have a problem with downloading the .hex file to PIC18F97J60 using PICKit2. The software I'm using is MikroC when I'm trying to send the file it shows me: (warning: Some configuration words not ...
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How to connect a PIC32MK 100-pin Motor Control Plug-In Module (PIM) for programming

I recently got a PIC32MK 100-pin Motor Control Plug-In Module (PIM) I have been trying to prgram it but I have been running into the following error: ...
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Programming PIC18F4680 using PicKit4

I received my PicKit4 and some uCs. Since my only PDIP package is a PIC18F4680 I want to test the programmer and MPLAB IDE with it. I set the board following this tutorial. I loaded an template ...
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PIC MCU PIC16F887 not working with external power

I am a newbie with PIC doing my first project to understand how PICs work. I have some experience with Arduino and trying to learn PIC now. I have chosen PIC16F887 (40 pin DIP package) as my first ...
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How is Pickit 3 connected to PIC32?

Using a PIC32MM0064GPM028, how is Pickit 3 supposed to connect to it? Reading page 3 of the datasheet I see no PGC/PGD-pins at all, and in this document (PICkit™ 3 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer Guide)...
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PIC16F877A stops working when I remove the PICkit 3

I've made codes of different sequences of lights but somehow this one does not work when I remove the PICkit 3, as long as the PICkit is on the circuit works. I am supplying my circuit with a 5V-3A ...
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ICSP (pickit2) on 3.3v dsPIC33

I'm using a dsPIC33FJ64MC202 (@3.3V) for some project. I normally program my PIC projects with MPLABX through a PICkit 2, but I never tried using it on a 3.3V chip. Will it work? I know the target ...
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Where can I find a list of PIC microcontrollers programmable and debuggable with a PICkit 2? [closed]

Where can I find a list of PIC microcontrollers that I can program and debug using a PICkit 2 in MPLAB X? I am a hobbyist who would like to breadboard prototype a new project based on a PIC ...
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My PIC16F628As keeping dying with a Pickit3

I have hooked up my PIC16F628As to my PICKIT like this: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Yet 3 already died after a few writes, yet the datasheet claimed to support ...
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Using pickit 3 with DSPIC30F2010

I'm just learning to use the PIC microcontrollers and am totally confused having no knowledge prior. I am using a pickit 3 and the DSPIC30F2010. I have used to connect them via the circuit as shown ...
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How to make use of Internal Oscillator in PIC16F676?

Im a beginner in PIC and using PIC16F676 for making an LED blinking program. But every tutorial uses an external oscillator. I want to make use of the internal oscillator to do this, so can anyone ...
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PICkit 2 VPP voltage level error. Check target & retry operation. Error in PICkit 2

We are using PICkit 2 (STL035V2.0 See here ) to program a PIC 16F676. We got the error : PICkit 2 VPP voltage level error. Check target & retry operation. Error in PICkit 2. We also ...
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PIC microcontroller not working without PICKIT3

I was trying to program a PIC microcontroller with MPLabX 5.1 and PICKIT3. I'm having a weird problem. After flashing the program, with PICKIT connected, the MCU works fine but after disconnecting it ...
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PIC simple LED ON not working

I have been trying really hard to just get a PIC to turn on an LED, i know its super simple but for some reason i just cant figure out, its not turning ON! I am using an old fashion PIC16F877, I am ...
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PIC 10F200 MCLR PIN as Output

I need To use MCLR pin to make led blinking using this configuration but I conn't write the code for that
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PICKit 3 VDD Overcurrent

The PICKit 3 user guide tells me that it can source up to 30mA when in "Debugger Powered" mode, and that this mode can be used for independent programming in some cases. It also tells me the PICKit 3 ...
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is the pickit4 compatible with PICkit 44-Pin Demo Board (PIC18F45K20)

can I use the pickit4 with the PICkit 44-Pin Demo Board (PIC18F45K20), is it just a matter of aligning the pins with the arrow ? thanks
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Error Connecting PIC12F683 to MPLABX with PicKit3

Disclaimer: I am a complete noob when it comes to programming chips with a dedicated external programmer such as the PicKit3, as well as writing code for chips (especially not in C) so bear with me :) ...
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PIC16F676 communication using infrared

So I've been working on this project for some time now and I've hit a wall since I'm new to using pickit3 and using C language is not my strong. Basically what I'm trying to do is use two micro-...
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MPLABX v4.01 (Linux) cannot find PICKit3

I just bought a PICKit3 and Linux finds it: $ lsusb ... Bus 003 Device 081: ID 04d8:900a Microchip Technology, Inc. PICkit3 But MPLABX doesn't recognize it (see ...
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Programming PIC16F877a using PICKIT3

I'm trying to program a pic16f877a using PICKIT3 and MPLAB without success. I'm powering the pic with the pickit. I verified the connections almost 20 times, everythings plugged at the right place , ...
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PIC16F877A reprogramming failure using PICKIT2 programmer

I wrote a program to upload to my PIC16F877A. Initially it uploaded correctly using the PICkit2 programmer and the microcontroller worked fine, but when I tried to change a piece of code and reprogram ...
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I have problems with programming a PIC16F84A with Pickit 2

So I've been trying to program a PIC16F84A Microcontroller with a Pickit 2 for 7 days now and I still can't make it to work. I have an LED attached to pin RB4 and I want to make it blink. Any help ...
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Configuration problem with pic16F877A

I am building a program for a PIC16F877A. It seems to be running correctly in the simulator MPLABX. I'm using about half the available program and data memory. During programming I receive the ...
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Issues with OLIMEX PIC18F4550

I am having issue with my OLIMEX PIC18F4550 (link). I am not able to view any tools in my IPE. I am using PICkit 3 from Microchip. I think the issue might be that OLIMEX isn't powering up. I have ...
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Is it necessary to use pickit for pic MCU?

Recently I bought PIC18f4550 dvelopment board by OUMEX. I started go through online tutorials and mess around MPLAB IDE to use it. While setting up a new project, I was asked to select a tool as shown ...
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Programming PIC18 with PICKit 3 and IPE

I am trying to to program a PIC18F4550 with IPE and PICKit 3. The steps I am following are as follows: First, write the code and compile it to obtain an .hex ...
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Is it safe to apply voltage to the output of UA78M33CDCY regulator?

I'm working on a project where I want to program a dsPIC33E. My board integrates an UA78M33CDCY linear regulator and I want to program the controller by powering the target from PICKit3. Is it safe ...
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PIC18 problem with flash programming [closed]

Firstly, I have to say that I'm new to PIC family. I am trying to build USB-CAN converter from USB-TIN page using PIC18f14k50 microcontroller, PICkit3 programmer and MPLAB IDE. After writing hex file ...
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PIC10F200 Breakout Board - Use ICSPDAT and ICSPCLK as GPIOs?

i am desinging a breakout board for the PIC10F200 at the moment and i am wondering if i am able to use ICSPDAT (GP0), ICSPCLK (GP1) and MCLR (GP3) as GPIOs if i use in-circuit debugging / programming ...
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what resistor i should use for programming pickit3?

I'm trying to program a 16f877a pic with the pickit3 and I'm be able to find what resistor i should use for MCLR to Vdd Pull-Up because it doesn't say clearly and i don't either what compiler either ...
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PICkit 3 set MCLR high

I have a PICkit 3 with a "PICkit 44-Pin Demo Board". To get the demo board to function I need to either disable the MCLR (#pragma config MCLRE = OFF) or put a pull ...
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Writing SSPBUF from variable in I2C slave protocol in PIC18

I am migrating this question from StackOverflow to this forum because I believe it is more adequate. I am writing an I2C slave routine for PIC18F25K80 and I am stuck on a weird problem. This is my ...
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Pickit3 overcurrent protection

The reason for these questions is I'm using these programmers to test a circuit boards with test firmware so I'm trusting the pickit3 to report programming failures without damage to the USB port and ...
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Loading a HEX file with PICkit 2

I'm trying to upload a hex file, generated from multiple C source files with xc8 in Proteus, into a PIC18F4520. Usually, I don't have any problems doing this but ...
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How to connect a dsPic30f2010 to pickit3 icsp

I recently bought a pickit3, I have a development board for the dsPIC30f but it the pickit3 doesn't seem to be able to read the chip. When I try to connect to the chip, I have the error: Target ...
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Cannot debug project using “MPLAB X IDE” on “PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit” with “PICkit 3 In-Circuit Debugger”

I have "PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit" (DV320032) board (with on-board PIC32MX470F512L) connected to a PC via "PICkit 3 In-Circuit Debugger" (PG164130). After some experimentation I found out ...
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pic32 debug char pointer declaration

I'm working with a PIC32MX564F128H in MPLABX 2.35 with pickit3. I'm trying to parse a message from UART. The character is received properly, but I'm stalling when I attempt to copy a character to a ...
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Using 7-Segment Display on pic18f

I want to show a decimal number between 0-99 on 7-segment display by using 2 push buttons. These buttons will be used for incrementing and decrementing the number on display. I'm using pic18f assembly ...
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Programming PIC with PICkit3 - do I need enabled MCLR?

I'm working with PIC12F629. It has 8 pins (6 for I/O). I need to use MCLR pin as input pin (for a button), so I have to disable MCLR (I guess). After first programming I want to be able to program ...
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Which MPLAB-X version supports Pickit 2?

I got myself a Microchip Pickit-2 Programmer from a local store. I installed MPLAB release v2.26 from Microchip's website. However, in this version of MPLAB, it is not detecting my Pickit-2. ...
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RxTx communication with multiple slaves using a RaspberryPi

I am a programmer trying to build a circuit with limited EE knowledge. With so many options(at least being new to this), just want to make sure I am going down the right path. What I am trying to ...
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Copying Firmware

I have a PIC chip with a firmware. I have another identical microprocessor, but it's empty. I need to copy the firmware from the programmed PIC to the empty one. I don't have the original code. The ...
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Is it possible to program PIC18F device with .hex and .bin files

I have .bin and .hex files that I want to load into my PIC18F2480 device. I also have a .doc file explaining how to configure PIC18F2480 before programming. I've been told that it is possible to use ...
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What is causing - The target device is not ready for debugging?

I am trying to debug code on PIC16F677 using MPLAB X IDE (v3.10) and Pickit 3 and result is this message - The target device is not ready for debugging. Please check your configuration bit settings ...
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PICkit 3 requires device erase in IPE before programming in MPLAB-X

I'm seeing a new behavior of my PICkit 3 that I did not have before. I hope someone can point me to a direction, it seems that I either messed with some MPLAB-X configurations, or my PICkit 3 is ...