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    PCM Hammer using VCX Nano

    Hello,

    I'm new to the forum and tuning. Please be gentle!

    I just purchased a VCX Nano and have spent countless hours searching the net and can't find the information I need.

    I've installed PCM Hammer on a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate and I've plugged in the VCX Nano to the USB port and Windows reported that the device driver was installed.

    When I run PCM Hammer, I then clicked - SELECT DEVICE - Then - J2534, under the J2534 Device List nothing is listed.

    Do I need to install another device driver?

    Regards
    Last edited by bonanza; 10-27-2020 at 02:04 AM.

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    You need to install VX Manager and during the installation, check the box to install the J2534 driver with it. After it's installed it will work. You do not need to have VX Manager open when using PCM Hammer.

    Edit to add:

    Don't bother with the cd that comes with it. Get the software from vxdiagshop.com

    http://www.vxdiag.net/managecenter/download/vxdiag.zip
    Last edited by Neukam; 10-27-2020 at 02:33 AM.

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    Thanks for the link!

    I downloaded and installed the software. I selected J2534 pass through.

    When I bring up VX Manager in device settings it tells me that I need to update the license.

    I also get the same message Update license when I launch PCM Hammer.

    I tried the Update License ICON - but I get UPDATE FAILED: Error 0. Try Again.

    Any ideas?

    Regards
    Last edited by bonanza; 10-27-2020 at 07:23 AM.

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    !!!! SUCCESS !!!!

    For anyone else who has this issue, I thought I would post how I resolved my problem.

    After following the instructions in Post #2, VX Manager kept giving an error message that the license needed to be updated. To update the license it seems that the firmware had to be updated first.

    In VX Manager - Device Tab

    - Select Update Firmware.

    When the update was finished, the program tried to update the license and failed.

    I then selected - Update License.

    The license was successfully updated.

    So far I have been able to read a 1MB PCM, read time was 5 minutes.

    I haven't tried writing yet.
    Last edited by bonanza; 10-27-2020 at 09:18 AM.

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    Further Update.

    Writing to the PCM was successful. I was able to clone a PCM in under 2 minutes.

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    I’m looking to buy this similar product. Did you get it from Amazon? Is it the VXDIAG VCX nano?

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