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xchange 2
Posted by: ron948
Date: January 12, 2018 07:54PM
i just down loaded the xchange program and there's no edit box on the factory programs. am i do doing something wrong?

Re: xchange 2
Posted by: stephenscool
Date: January 13, 2018 01:23AM
Will keep an eye on this thread. I'm having a similar problem.
I can create a new program on the ctx but can't change the name from say mode 6 to hightide iron.
Then on the xchange program I can make the new program and name it... but here is no apparent way to transfer programs back and forth. I left click on the new program in the xchange program but no way to get it into the ctx

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Re: xchange 2
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: January 13, 2018 02:24AM
stephenscool --

It's a drag/drop process to and from the CTX 3030 icon, that shows up at the top of the red panel on the left side of the screen ONLY when you have the CTX plugged in to the computer, and turned on...

ron948 --

Not sure what you mean. When you click on the "samples" folder, and it brings up your factory default programs such as beach, coin, etc. -- you are saying there's no little "icon" with a pencil on it, on the right-hand side of the little boxes that contain each of the modes?

Not sure if this is of any help, but here's a link to the XChange2 manual, from Minelab's website...

https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/116636/4901-0127-3%20IM%20XChange%202%20EN.pdf

Steve



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2018 02:25AM by sgoss66.

Re: xchange 2
Posted by: ron948
Date: January 17, 2018 07:49PM
my exchange won't show any of the factory presets to drag over ?

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Re: xchange 2
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: January 17, 2018 08:05PM
Did you check in all of your folders, over on the left side of the screen? You may have overwritten them...

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: xchange 2
Posted by: vladorado
Date: January 26, 2018 06:56PM
The Xchange2 program I downloaded from the disk that came with the CTX is working great on my old laptop. My new laptop does not have a CD driver for the CD. I tried to download the program from the Minelab site and from the disk to a flash drive and to the new laptop. It is not working. It would not show any of my mlf files and there is not file icon in the left upper box.

Re: xchange 2
Posted by: EAvila
Date: January 26, 2018 08:40PM
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vladorado
The Xchange2 program I downloaded from the disk that came with the CTX is working great on my old laptop. My new laptop does not have a CD driver for the CD. I tried to download the program from the Minelab site and from the disk to a flash drive and to the new laptop. It is not working. It would not show any of my mlf files and there is not file icon in the left upper box.
The file icon will only appear after you’ve connected your CTX for the first time.

Re: xchange 2
Posted by: vladorado
Date: January 28, 2018 04:31PM
Thanks!

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Re: xchange 2
Posted by: bigelow
Date: January 29, 2018 10:42AM
it is a horrible user interface, minelab seems to make things more difficult than they need be



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Re: xchange 2
Posted by: EAvila
Date: January 29, 2018 11:43PM
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bigelow
it is a horrible user interface, minelab seems to make things more difficult than they need be
As a software developer for 30 years, I do not disagree with this statement... while it is not the worst I've seen, it could definitely be made more intuitive.

Re: xchange 2
Posted by: bklein
Date: February 03, 2018 10:28AM
So, I load the software on my W10 pc and it loads fine. Big difference in version number from what I had before - which didn’t recognize the CTX. Looks good, run the app and as soon as I plug in the CTX, my pc died. No power. Time for my supply to go - 5 year warranty and it likely is older than that. No way the app or CTX killed it, just a coincedence. CTX still works, yay!

Re: xchange 2
Posted by: bklein
Date: February 04, 2018 09:47AM
Not just the supply... dvd unit now has a short, supply is dead, bought another and pc starts to boot but Sata controller on the motherboard doesnt see drives/ssd. Luckily ssd on a usb adapter shows my data on another pc.. I’ve never had such a catastophic failure before. Must be due to ESD. Hope USB still works on the CTX. I don’t know how this could have been prevented other than by using a commercial pc or the laptop I normally use for the CTX. They would have better ESD prootection on USB ports. I think I’ll look into getting an external USB hub. It might have the ESD protection - or at least if it gets killed its cheaper and saves the pc.

Re: xchange 2
Posted by: bklein
Date: February 05, 2018 09:38AM
Just to set the record straight, my later issues were due to me relying on existing supply cabling. The new supply had +12v and +5v swapped at the supply. Even though looks the same there are no standards here so I killed my hdds. The ssd and dvd survived. Sorry for the diversion in topic.

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Re: xchange 2
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: February 05, 2018 10:18AM
So you are saying the computer issues were due to a problem with your PC's power supply?

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: xchange 2
Posted by: bklein
Date: February 05, 2018 09:08PM
Yes. Supply was top of the line, $160, 5 year warranty and died in year 6. ESD likely killed it. I can’t believe surge current from the CTX connect did it.
The new supply is just as good but stupidly has a different pinout on the back for HDD connections. And I was stupid to not use the new cables.

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