OSX Virtualbox Fix

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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

--Remote: NO

-- 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.

Happy Programming


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