NOTE: The laptop cannot be connected to excavator
2. Connect floppy disk drive to the computer. As
system without 5 volts from the system supply.
needed, connect an external power source to floppy
If laptop cannot establish a successful RS232
connection, check for approximately 5 volts on
any of the 5-volt sensor's power wire. A
NOTE: If floppy disk drive is not connected when the
grounded 5-volt sensor power wire will prevent
computer is first "booted" (turned on) the
a successful RS232 connection. Without
floppy disk drive (e:) may not be recognized.
system 5-volt supply, RS232 connection is
To "reboot", push Ctrl and Alt and Delete at
the same time or push and hold both left and
right mouse buttons down for 10 seconds
The complete excavator diagnostics program is
contained on a single floppy disk. The program
3. Turn the computer on. This is done on the
requires approximately twelve megabytes upon
recommended computer by pushing function Fn
installation. Installation of the program or software
and ON at the same time.
updates is best accomplished using the following
4. Adjust brightness of screen. Push Fn and F4 or F5
NOTE: The latest version of the excavator diagnostics
program now contains a list of supported
5. Using the mouse, push the Start button at the
excavator models in the About John Deere
lower left corner of screen.
window. To check the list of excavator models
supported, click on the About button on the
NOTE: The mouse is a short post located below the
Toolbar or the Help drop down menu on the
space bar. Push the post in direction you want
the cursor to move. Click the buttons on the
Menu Bar and then click on About John
left of the mouse when cursor is in desired
location. The tip of the cursor must be on the
menu button for menu to open.
1. Insert floppy disk in floppy disk drive.
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