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    m3 software for custom times

    does anyone have the software to program the m3 for custom times? also where does the serial cable plug in?

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    Does ANYONE know how to set these "custom" shutdown settnig for the m3-atx???

    In the manual it says you can ..but how
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    You have to have the software and a serial cable to re-program the m3 atx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redls1bird View Post
    You have to have the software and a serial cable to re-program the m3 atx.
    I just bought one. It came in today brand new but there is no software or cable...
    where do i get that?
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    ok i found out on my own...
    you need this "serial" cable and software you can find here.

    cable - http://www.mini-box.com/Serial-Cable-Harness-M3-ATX

    software - http://www.mini-box.com/site/resourc...ATX-serial.zip
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    Doesn't matter since it doesn't work anyway.

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    I got it working after emailing with Mini-Box tech support. On my motherboard (MSI IM-GM45) the com port header's pin layout is not the same as the M3 cable (why aren't their standards?!), and they thought I might have fried the M3. But after adjusting the wires, I was shocked to see it get detected.

    Unfortunately, the maximum hard-off time you can set is 18 hours (I was hoping for 36-48 hours).

    Here is the M3 documentation that shows the cable's wiring:
    http://www.mini-box.com/site/resourc...20Type%201.pdf

    You have to find your motherboard's manual and see what its com port header's layout is. Here's a screenshot with the layout for my MSI IM-GM45 motherboard:


    And here's the M3 cable's layout (red=receive, white=transmit, and black=ground):
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    I ended up frying one because the diagram on their website had the send and receive pins switched....glad to see you got it working though.

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