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First off I am using PMDG 747-400 in fs9 with aerosoft mcp747I went to the pmdg web site to download the files in the "Miscellaneous" section for the aerosoft 747mcp drivers and installed all of that stuff.Everything is working ok accept for 2 things, one: the vertical speed doesn't function, as in the numbers wont display on the mcp itself when i try to use that to climb and descend, two: the led's on the mcp won't come on when i press a function, like for example when i press "cmd" after T/O it does engage but the LED on the button doesn't come on. Please help me out with this one. My idea is that it is just the way the PMDG connector files are written, but im not sure.Thanks, Justin

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Justin:I run the entire Aerosoft glare-shield complement- with the two files from PMDG- and it functions flawlessly. The files are NOT your issue.I did have a LOT of problems getting the lot to stay loaded (USB)- and I was able to trace all the problems to a faulty power supply. I did a bit of surgery on a spare D-Link PS from an extra wireless router I had lying around and presto- it works as it ought to!You may have a connection problem with your LEDs- or a procedural issue.Just making sure- you are dialing in the new alt, depressing VS, and then rolling the wheel? For the A/P, you are waiting for THRUST REF/VNAV SPD before engaging the A/P?If all the above is moot- try an uninstall and reboot, then power on, let it detect the USB and the serial USB devices, and install BOTH. Then try again, and let us know- good luck!Best-Carl F. Avari-Cooper BAW0225http://online.vatsimindicators.net/980091/523.png| XP Pro SP3 | 2 x APC UPS | Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE | Gigabyte P35 DS3R | e8500 @ 4gHz | Tuniq Tower 120 | EVGA 8800GT 512MB | Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty | 2 x 1 GB Corsair XMS2 | 2 x 320GB WD Caviar RAID 0 | Corsair HX620W PS | CH Products Yoke-Pedals-Throttle Quadrant | Aerosoft 747MCP-EFIS-EICAS |

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Ok i've tried everything including uninstalling everything, then re-installing it and it still has the same problems.When i load up the program with the aerosoft mcp files from PMDG, and run the panel checker everyhting runs well and everything lights up.the problwms are:1. the LED's in the buttons still doen't light up when they do in the cockpit2. The V/S doesnt show any digits on the mcp when it should and does in the cockpit3. The toggle switches are wierd. example: when i flip on the autothrotle it works fine but when i go to flip the switch off nothing happens and it doesn't turn off until i switch it back up.(then it goes off). and same with disengage. the F/D switch, however, works fine both ways (up and down)not quite sure where to go from here. maybe it is the power source? but if it is then all the stuff wouldn't work good in panel checker.Thanks, Justin

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Yes, if all is functioning correctly in the panel checker, it ought to function correctly in the aeroplane. Please confirm you ARE selecting the PMDG 747 button, before starting FS9?Thanks!Best-Carl F. Avari-Cooper BAW0225http://online.vatsimindicators.net/980091/523.png| XP Pro SP3 | 2 x APC UPS | Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE | Gigabyte P35 DS3R | e8500 @ 4gHz | Tuniq Tower 120 | EVGA 8800GT 512MB | Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty | 2 x 1 GB Corsair XMS2 | 2 x 320GB WD Caviar RAID 0 | Corsair HX620W PS | CH Products Yoke-Pedals-Throttle Quadrant | Aerosoft 747MCP-EFIS-EICAS |

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First I just want to make sure... I downloaded both files, installed the one that updates the MCP hardware to ver. 2.6 then do i need to still install the other files? i think they are the same.Second, assuming i did that correctly i start up the software for the MCP first, then do a panel check (everythings good), then load FS9 and PMDG 744 into a game started up and everything. Back to the MCP software I click on the button that says PMDG 747 and all the lights go out on the MCP, click the button one more time and the lights come on (not sure if thats important). When i go back to FS9 it says "Aerosoft MCP connected" (OR what ever) and the panel now does everything I said in the last post. When i turn speed, HDG, or alt it changes on the mcp in the game (like it should) then when i turn on F/D it goes on in the game, then when i hit say LNAV (after i have put in a random flight plan) the light goes on in the game but not on the MCP. And the other stuff is still the same as what i said in the last post.If you need more info just let me know.Thanks, Justin

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Justin,Aerosoft MCP start sequence as follows:1. Start MCP.exe2. Do a panel check - ensure ONLY MCP DISCON switch remains UP3. Select the PMDG option4. Minimise Aerosoft MCP window to the desktop5. Boot up FS9 to your saved flight scenario6. Select PMDG aircraft - ALLOW IT TO FULLY LOAD7. Load saved cockpit scenario - ALLOW IT TO FULLY LOADBINGO a working MCP BestSteve Bell :-)

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No luck. grrrMaybe im doing something else wrong. could you send me a download for a saved flight that you know works for you and i could try that or something. Im getting mad this isn't working. Its odd because when i turn on the auto throttle switch, it turns on in the game but when i try to flip the switch off it doesn't turn off in the game untill i flip the switch up again. also the lights still don't turn on.thanks, Justin

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Justin,If you are using FS9.1 plse try these steps to create your own saved flight scenario. I have used this method & have created a saved flight parked a my favourite airport...it loads the FS default Cessna (most basic version) with a completely cold/dark cockpit.From there you can load the PMDG 744/F, & do likewise saving a PMDG cold/dark cockpit scenario.Once you have followed these steps close down FS & reboot you MCP as discussed earlier...then reboot FS9 & load the cold/dark scenarios & give things a try.If this is not successful then there may be an installation issue with your MCP.Kind RegardsSteve Bell---------------------------------------------------------------------Creation of a saved flight scenario1. Boot up FS & choose the default flight. Ensure the most basic default FS Cessna is loaded (most addons & all default a/c use prefer this as the start point).2. Re-position the aircraft at your favourite gate/airport.3. If your an online flyer tune Comm 1 to 122.800.4. Shut down the Cessna...completely including fuel pumps, avionics & electricals etc until it is 'cold & dark'.5. Change the date & time to reflect your preferences.6. 'Tweak' your FSUIPC settings (joystick, pedals, WX etc)7. SAVE this flight (mine is called 'Ready for Flight'). Re-boot FS & select this flight iot check that all is as it should be.I resave my 'ready for flight' scenario (default Cessna) once or twice a week to make sure the date & time is recent.Creation of a PMDG 744 saved cockpit scenario8. Then select the PMDG 744 as normal & allow it to load.9. At this stage select the 'Cold & Dark' Cockpit scenario from the PMDG Menu.10. You can then alter all the switches, bells & whistles (load/remove fuel etc) before saving this scenario via the PMDG Menu.You will end up with a favourite scenario from which to select the PMDG product in a cold & dark scenario with no issues or crashes. Then...when you want to fly...1. Boot FS & select the 'ready for flight' scenario (default Cessna).2. Change date & time - you will need to 'tweak' this later on.3. Select your PMDG product - ALLOW it to load. Select the previously saved 'Cold & Dark' Cockpit scenario via the PMDG menu...ALLOW it to load.4. If you use 3rd party WX addons like Active Sky start this programme at this stage.

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>First I just want to make sure... I downloaded both files,>installed the one that updates the MCP hardware to ver. 2.6>then do i need to still install the other files? i think they>are the same.>PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOADING THE USB DEVICE AND THE USB SERIAL PORT DRIVERS- THERE OUGHT TO BE 2 HARDWARE DETECTS- NOT ONE!I would AGAIN suggest a full uninstall of the MCP, REBOOT, once in Windows, THEN power on/plug in the MCP. Allow it to detect, POINT IT TO THE AerosoftUSB folder that you created with the driver install. Let it find the device. It will THEN FIND the USB SERIAL PORT- AGAIN POINT IT TO THE AerosoftUSB folder. LET IT INSTALL THAT AS WELL.THEN, run your 747MCP program (which I would also recommend uninstalling and reinstalling just to make sure). You might even delete everything related to the MCP, DEFRAG, and then RE-DOWNLOAD the 2 files from PMDG. That way you know all is new and correct!Good-Luck!Best-Carl F. Avari-Cooper BAW0225http://online.vatsimindicators.net/980091/523.png| XP Pro SP3 | 2 x APC UPS | Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE | Gigabyte P35 DS3R | e8500 @ 4gHz | Tuniq Tower 120 | EVGA 8800GT 512MB | Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty | 2 x 1 GB Corsair XMS2 | 2 x 320GB WD Caviar RAID 0 | Corsair HX620W PS | CH Products Yoke-Pedals-Throttle Quadrant | Aerosoft 747MCP-EFIS-EICAS |

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