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Flowcon. Support. Troubleshooting. ISA_Diagnostics

ISA Integrated Diagnostic

(old style Flowcon board)

Description and Function:

This tool checks all the Flowcon hardware on your batcher with the following tests:

Running the Tests:

Start the diagnostic [INTGDIAG]  Intgdiag.exe

Realtime Clock test: Running this test should cause the speaker to beep and the screen to flash every five seconds. This is a fundamental test that must pass before all high level tests will run correctly. It is testing for IRQ7's ability to run in this computer.

Scale tests: Two types of tests:

Polling mode: Tests only a basic subset of the scale communications hardware. Use to verify basic scale connections and setup. This test displays the raw data from the scale including normally non-displayed data.

Interrupt mode: The way the batching software actually uses the scale port hardware. Use to verify that the batching system software can read the scales using IRQ3.

Relay tests: Sequentially activates all output relays on relay board #1; and reads all input relays on relay board #2. By temporarily changing any relay board's address jumpers, you can test all relay boards.

Joystick port conflict test: On some old computers, because of the way their hardware is configured internally, there is a conflict between the joystick port and the Flowcon scale ports.
This test allows checking the joystick port at its correct address and at addresses to which it should not respond.
You need a joystick to run this test.
If your computer does not have a joystick port (a 15 pin 'D connector), you may ignore this test.

Bunkreader test: This test allows you to connect a Lextron bunkreader to serial port COM1 and receive an uploaded bunkreader file and display it to the screen.
Note: The polling mode scale tests work poorly under windows because windows hogs too much processor time. This is not a problem when running under DOS.
Note: When you have a problem, it is recommended you check this website for the latest version of these Flowcon diagnostics.