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    Just found out, that the TRX is only found by my WIN 10 PC, if the USB cable is very short.....
    Strange but now its visible as external drive...

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    Hi Elmar,

    There are longer USB cables that are not data cables - they often come with smartphones and only intended as power cables to charge the phone. There is no way I have found to differentiate a long power only cable from a data cable. I have had USB cables that were labelled as or data transfer but used such thin wire that the voltage drop down the cable was enough to stop Comms from working.

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    Hi Ed,
    I'm sure the first longer cable was a "real" one, but thin & a low quality type - I've seen here in a discussion others having the same issue, but as I've had a similar "ghost effect" some time ago, I instantly grabbed a short cable and then the update worked smoothly ( as soon I've noticed, that I first had to delete the old image before downloading the new one HI )
    You can check if D+ and D- are routed through the cable, but in my case, the issue was, that the PC detects the device, wants to access the descripting object, and fails instancing the correct driver. A short cable solved that at a glance!
    ( BTW this issue often happens with external HDD's via USB, when cables or connectors are long used and weared out!)

    Thank's for picking up this issue!

    73 de Elmar | DH0GME
     

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