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I have read the directions and gone through all the steps in order but when I plug in the smarty the computer does not recognize it as new hardware to start the whole process. I want to install the ME software to run at the local track tonight, no dpf already. Any suggestions?
 

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I have read the directions and gone through all the steps in order but when I plug in the smarty the computer does not recognize it as new hardware to start the whole process. I want to install the ME software to run at the local track tonight, no dpf already. Any suggestions?

What OS are you using and have you downloaded the drivers from MAD?
 

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Do you have another USB port to try? Some of my USB ports are flakey and wont always recognize a device but if I plug into a different port, it will be fine.
 

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Just curious, why would you need to update it? Is'nt it ready to be installed?
 

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Just curious, why would you need to update it? Is'nt it ready to be installed?
They don't come pre-loaded with the ME software.
 

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xp and yes

What OS are you using and have you downloaded the drivers from MAD?
I am running xp I have installed the drivers. I can't get past the first steps after I install the driver then I plug in the smarty and a little ding but no other windows open. Thanks
 

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what does the "me" software do?
 

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I have tried every usb on three different computers, no luck.

Do you have another USB port to try? Some of my USB ports are flakey and wont always recognize a device but if I plug into a different port, it will be fine.
Is there a setting on the computer to make this work?
 

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this was posted by Bob Wagner a couple days ago, maybe it'll help:

Instructions for Downloading software for the S-04 or S-06 Smarty off the MADS Electronics web page.
Although these instructions were written with the S-04 and S-06 in mind, the procedure for obtaining software for the other models is similar, with exception of the S-03, where a little more reading is necessary to determine which file is right for your truck.

My hope is these instructions will be helpful in getting the files necessary to update your Smarty with the software available on the MADS website, using your computer.

Before you get started, it may be helpful if you create a folder on your computer and name it "Smarty".

Create a subfolder in the Smarty folder named Docs.

Note: I do not recommend changing the names of any of the files you download.

Visit Mads Electronics - Smarty - CaTCHER - Dodge Tuning - Home

At the top menu bar, Click on the "Downloads" tab.

Select the product you own and want to download for by clicking on the picture of it.

If you already have the current version of Adobe Reader the next step can be skipped.

Toward the bottom of the page, is a link to get Adobe Reader, if you don't have it.
Once you have Adobe Reader, I strongly recommend saving a copy of all the files in the "Documentation" area, of the MADS Download page.

Starting with the top file in the Documentation area, Click on the file, a new window will pop up with the document displayed.

In the upper left corner click on "file" scroll down to "Save As" and click.
It will open a Dialog box. Leave the file name as is, but at the top of the dialog box, in the "save in": area, you can navigate to your "Docs" folder you created earlier.

Repeat these steps for each of the documents present in the "Documents" area of the Smarty download page.

Next, you need to make a selection based on your truck, to either download the "REVO software or REVO-TNT software", or both. (I recommend getting both.)
Write Down the date associated with the file you are about to download.

Click on the File name of the software. You should now be looking at a “Disclaimer of Liability” page.

NOTE: If you are downloading the TNT file, there is a link for documentation for the TNT software on the Disclaimer of liability page. Click on it, and save it in the Docs folder as before.

Read the Disclaimer, and if you agree, click the “I agree with the terms” link.
A File Download box should pop up. Click on Save.

A "Save As" window will open. This gives you the opportunity to save it to a specific folder on your computer, or create a new folder to save it in. Again, leave the file name alone. In the “Save In:” area, navigate to the Smarty Folder.

Select “Create New Folder” name the folder with Either REVO_xx-xx-xx or REVO_TNT_xx-xx-xx Depending on which file you are downloading currently, and Where xx-xx-xx is the date of the file. At the time of this article, the current software is Nov 14, 2008. So your folder name would be: REVO_11-14-08 (Or REVO_TNT_11-14-08 if you are downloading that file.)

The next step is to download the files in the "Tools" section of the Smarty webpage.
There are 2 files you will need. One is a USB file, the other is a USB Driver.

The top 2 files in the “Tools” section are the actual Smarty downloader. Make a choice on which one you need based on your operating system. This is the program that is used to interface your computer to the Smarty and load the smarty with the software you select. (These files have the name SmartyUSB.exe and SmartyUSBL.exe)

The 3rd and 4th files are Zipped files that contain the USB drivers. Make a selection based on your operating system. These files (Once Unzipped) are used to interface your operating system (Windows XP, for example) to the Smarty Downloader. (These files have the name CDM 2.00.00.zip or D30104.zip )

Once you determine which Smarty USB downloader file is correct for your operating system, click on it. This will open a "Save As" window. Save it in the Smarty Folder.

Once you determine which USB driver file is correct for your operating system.
Click on it. This will open a "Save As" window. Save it to the Smarty Folder also.

The last thing you need to download is a copy of the 7Zip software. Clicking on the 7Zip Icon at the bottom of the Smarty Software Download page, will link you to the 7Zip webpage. Download the 7Zip program from that page by clicking on the "Download" link for the .exe file.

Once this file is on your computer, you will need to double click it to launch the 7zip installation program. This will install 7Zip to your computer.

Before you can use your USB driver file, (Either CDM 2.00.00.zip, or D30104.zip depending on your Operating System), you will need to unzip them. I used PKZip for this.

You also need to unzip the downloaded REVO file. Use 7Zip for this.

Note: An USB printer cable is used to connect the Smarty to your computer.

You should now have everything you need to set your computer up for use with your Smarty, and download a new software file to it.

The next steps will be to install the USB driver to your computer. Follow the instructions you saved to your "Docs" subfolder called "SmartyUSBdriverinstallationguide.pdf"
These instructions do leave allot to be desired, but most people muddle through it.
The Good news is once all this is done, future upgrades are a SNAP!
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Is there a setting on the computer to make this work?
There are settings in XP that allow the computer to turn off devices and ports to save power but this is normally only done on laptops. Some desktops are also set this way to though. I don't remember just where the setting is off the top of my head.

A quick way to check though is to just try another USB device in the port though.

If you are getting the "ding" when you plug the SMARTY in (it sounds like you are), the computer is recognizing it. After you plug it in look in My Computer and see if you see the SMARTY. You normally don't install the drivers until the device is plugged in so you will get the Pop-Up. With the drivers already installed it may already recognize it and thus there is not need for the Pop-Up.
 

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The computer has to install the drivers after the smarty is plugged in. Check in My Computer, and see if u see either the Smarty or a new usb device
 

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yea go to start then my computer and you should see the smarty or somthing like that then click on it to open it and update it
 

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There are settings in XP that allow the computer to turn off devices and ports to save power but this is normally only done on laptops. Some desktops are also set this way to though. I don't remember just where the setting is off the top of my head.

A quick way to check though is to just try another USB device in the port though.

If you are getting the "ding" when you plug the SMARTY in (it sounds like you are), the computer is recognizing it. After you plug it in look in My Computer and see if you see the SMARTY. You normally don't install the drivers until the device is plugged in so you will get the Pop-Up. With the drivers already installed it may already recognize it and thus there is not need for the Pop-Up.
I followed most of that, I am getting the ding, and when I open my computer there is no smarty. I had updated a smarty jr from these computers in the past, could that be causing trouble?
 
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