OSX Virtualbox Fix
On April 03, 2014 EEVblog Forum contributor rastro posted a solution to make the MiniPro software work in OSX
Finally got my MiniPro working with Mac OS 10.92 Mavericks and VirtualBox/Windows XP. Previous Post: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-411-minipro-tl866-universal-programmer-review/msg377895/#msg377895
Initially I had the following error: Failed to attach the USB device www.autoelectric.com MiniPro TL-866 Programmer to the virtual machine ...
This Was The Fix:
Virtual Box 4.2.10 R93012 with extension pack
Host: Mac Mini Maverick OS X 10.92
VM: Microsoft XP (very basic installation)
MiniPro TL-866: assumes that vendor ID = 04D8; product ID = E11C
Select Windows XP virtual machine and open settings => ports => USB
- Check 'USB Controller'
- Check 'Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller'
- Add a new USB filter by selecting plus "+" icon on the right of window.
- Edit the new filter
-- Name: ... your choice
-- Vendor ID: 04D8
--Product ID: E11C
-- NOTE ... leave all other fields blank
Leave MiniPro TL-866 unconnected from USB while starting the WIN-XP virtual machine.
After VM is completely booted and logged in plug in the MiniPro. My system then came up with a window that shows a new USB device was detected. Proceded with the normal MiniPro install and verify operation.
I was not able to get this to operate with WIN2000 but I do not think this was a VirtualBox issue since is was able to pass through the USB device.