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Re: Communication Adapter 3 and Error #142

I have recently purchased same comm 3 Bluetooth and have same problem did you ever get problems fixed I could also use the help
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Re: Communication Adapter 3 and Error #142

 
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Re: Communication Adapter 3 and Error #142

As a start, change the cable (CA3 to PC, often could experience failed pins) then loock for an powered ECM.

Good luck

Joe

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Re: Communication Adapter 3 and Error #142

142 error is normal if the comm adapter is not connected to an ECM.

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Communication Adapter 3 and Error #142

Hello!

I have a problem connecting Cat Communication Adapter 3 (317-7485) with Cat Electronic Technician 2014A v1.0 software. When trying to connect with USB or bluetooth, I get error #142: The hardware device is not responding". My pc can see the adapter from device manager, I have "Silicon Laps CP210x USB to UART Bridge (Com3)" there. In adapter there are power and BT leds on. Other leds are off. I have checked that I have the correct adapter selected in Cat Electronic Technician software (Utilities -> Preferences -> Modify -> Communications) -> Catepillar Comm Adapter 3 (RP1210).

I don't currently have any vehicle connected to adapter, but I understood that it is not needed to test the installation? What am I missing here, can you please help?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!