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    Elm327 Drivers For Windows 7

    Hello all,

    Newb here. I recently purchased an ELM327 knock off on ebay and cannot get it to work on my Windows 7 machine. I tried using the drivers found here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm with no success. When attempting to update the driver under device manager, I repeatedly get the message "windows was unable to install your CP2102 USB to UART bridge controller." Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    Most likely it is not using a FTDI chip internally. Do you have any information on the manufacturer of the device? This is kinda what you get when you buy knockoffs, can't always expect them to work
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    Nope, Next time I will pay a couple bucks extra for the real deal

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    Perhaps try prolific USB to Serial drivers? They're another common manufacturer. One other thing you can do, is google how to find product and vendor ID's of a USB device. This information can assist in figuring out who made the device, or at least the USB/Serial chip.

    If you do decide to get a new tool, I highly recommend any of the tools from www.scantool.net . Super high quality, and VERY feature rich.
    Last edited by malcom2073; 04-17-2012 at 03:49 PM.
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    Got it fixed...the CP2102 is another USB UART chip...I downloaded the drivers for that chip and it works! So, if anyone has a similar issue with cheap knock offs try doing the same: http://www.silabs.com/support/pages/...tNumber=cp2102

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