How do you update a 3DR radio

I have received an unmatched pair of radios one at V 1.5 one at v1.3I ordered a ftdi cable so I could attach the radio my pc. The mission planner fails with an out of synch message.The radio is in boot loader mode (red led solid on). I need instructions to flash the radio.The documentation page is very cryptic for a non programmer and non lunix user.How can the radios be upgraded on a windows box if the mission planner fails?Thanks Matthias

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  • Hi! Where do you find the ICSP port?

  • Hello again! I know this is an old issue. But I am dealing with it now! Any final info on it?

  • I know this is an old issue. But I am dealing with it now! Any final info on it?

  • I know this is an old issue. But I am dealing with it now! Any final info on it?

    • Name your issue.

      • Hi Marcin! Thanks for the speedy responce. On one radio I cannot get the firmware to upload without it stopping in mid upload.. Then giving me alert that there is a sync proplem.

        The second radio is stuck in bootloader mode ( strong red light )  and won't be recognized by either MP or 3dr config. It connects as a device in Windows xp but won't respond to commands. I got a weak red light when connected with a usb cable. I got a strong red light when connected to FTDI device..  

        I just got the first one above to give me a green blinking light while connected to a FTDI usb device that I just tried using for the first time. It is the HK multi wii FTDI device.. 

        All was going smoothly.. Then wham. Out of blue I got these problems. Been a learning experience.

  • Shortening the CTS pin did not help either new message is can not identify radio...

  • Well I guess I could try a faster PC and see if that gets around the timeout issue.
    Other than that I am stuck with a piece of electronic that lights up red when you plug it in.

  • 3DR tech support got back to me this morning:

    It is a known problem with the Mission Planer

    They recommend to try the 3DR Radio Configurator from here:

    http://vps.oborne.me/3drradioconfig.zip

    But I get the same results ....   sync is lost during the firmware upload.

    Does anybody else have this issue or a solution?

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