The upgrade procedure is very simple. You load from our website the latest UPGRADE program,
connect your PIC-MCP with a RS232 cable and a apply power supply then run the upgrade program.
All PIC-MCP sold after January 2004 are with PIC18F252 microcontroller on them and following
procedure should be done: connect RS232 cable, apply power supply then run PIC-MCP-upgrade.exe and
setup for the COM port where connected, after the message for successful upgrade un-plug the power
supply and power again to re-start the new firmware.
PIC-MCP build before January 2004 and with PIC16F876A firmware have different way to
upgrade: you have to put PIC18F252 in ZIF socket, remove ICSP jumper, connect RS232 cable,apply
power supply then run PIC-MCP-upgrade.exe and setup for the COM port, after the message for
successful upgrade un-plug the power supply and pull PIC16F876A from DIL socket and replace with the
new programmed PIC18F252. All future upgrades will be made with the build-in bootloader inside
PIC18F252 so you just have to run the newest PIC-MCP-upgrade.exe
VERY IMPORTANT: DO NOT PUT OTHER THAN PIC18F252 MICROCONTROLLER WHEN YOU RUN THE