Hi all, Recap- I had the low Cmos Clock Lithium Battery in a computer. I received a Cmos Clock Lithium Battery from China, had some question about the date code. I installed the Cmos Clock Lithium Battery and had the same message low CMOS battery. I order a new one from Mouser and the computer now works properly. Now I'm onto making the computer control some HP equipment via GPIB, which it did before the CMOS battery died. So, I have a 3570A and a 3330B under GPIB control. I got this equipment from my former employer and have not used it for about 12 years. When I was at the job we had a another company write a software program to scan frequency and measure R and X then output a file to the computer. I connected the external sense resistor and probes as I could recall. I did get the program to scan and make a file, but the data was nonsense. I troubleshot and noted no signal on the front panel output of the 3330B. (thus the nonsense data) After removing the covers on the3330B I noticed the front panel connector was not connected, the connection was made to the rear panel connector. This gave me the clue that I actually would have an output on the 3570A output connectors, and I do. (There are three 3330B rear panel connections are made to the 3570A rear panel, giving an output on the two output connectors on the 3570A front panel.)
This info now allowed my to hook up cabling to calibrate the 3570A and all seems well. However, Now when I run the software to scan, I get the following error,
"Error while interpreting the response from the 3570. Type mismatch"
Seems a little odd because the program ran when I had no drive voltage during my first tests. I have removed the drive voltage and it still gives me the same error. (no surprise)
There are two programs involved here, the original software mentioned above and the National Instruments "NI-488.2" for the GPIB pcb.
Any ideas on where this problem may be?
I do have a copy of both of these programs, but hesitate to make any changes until I get some feedback regarding which program could be at fault, or if there could be another problem.
Thank you, Mikek
PS. Any group/forum that would be a better fit to answer my question?