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ML 780 setup + David software

Postby RamZ on Fri May 11, 2012 2:32 am

I have recently purchased a second hand ML 780. It came with a USB with manuals and the David Software. I have managed to use the software to setup a layout, created my departments, plus, key layout etc. I do have a few questions that I have been unable to answer though.

1. How do I transfer the setup from the program to the register. It didnt come with a memory card. Can it be done via direct connection to the program/laptop?
If it has to be done via memory card - I saw another post about making sure you dont use a memory card higher than 16mb ATA. Are those cards readily available, if so where might I find one?

2. I have connected the drw2 plug, yet when you mimic a sale the draw doesnt open. It moves like it is going to open but doesnt. The key for the draw also doesnt fit (grrr). Do you need to setup the second drw/ds areas on the back of the register for the draw to open? Or is it just possibly locked and I dont have a key....making it useless. If that is the case, can you purchase the draws separately?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: ML 780 setup + David software

Postby socheallaigh on Fri May 11, 2012 10:40 am

You need a cable to connect from serial port (or usb/serial adaptor) on your laptop to one of the serial ports at rear of ml780.
If the drawer solenoid is making a sound as if attempting to open, then either the drawer is jammed or locked.
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Re: ML 780 setup + David software

Postby torana73 on Mon May 28, 2012 3:40 am

Hi Ramz,
I too recently purchased a 2nd hand Towa and was in the same position as you.
Those 16mb cards are hard to find, so I jacked into the Towa using a cross-over network
cable (red in Aus). So now David communicates from my laptop over ethernet to the register.

The one problem I do have, is getting the Towa to Factory Reset, so only my new data is in memory when I upload it.
I think it my be called Engineers Reset in the manual.....not sure atm.

Can anyone help?
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Re: ML 780 setup + David software

Postby socheallaigh on Mon May 28, 2012 8:45 am

An engineer reset would clear all sales data held in memory. A factory reset is called a ram-clear here and would set everything to default, main flag settings, departments, keyboard..everything.

It might be best to make sure that David and the sx690 have the same maximums settings for plu's. Assuming that your David file has only the products that you have set up ,send down all of the plu's (I assume this is what you want) including blank ones. This will clear anything you don't want.
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Re: ML 780 setup + David software

Postby torana73 on Tue May 29, 2012 3:31 am

Thanks for the reply socheallaigh.

I think you are on the money with the settings for the Maximums.

I changed the settings in David for Maximums to suit my needs. I'll bump them back up tonight and try again.
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Re: ML 780 setup + David software

Postby RamZ on Thu May 31, 2012 12:41 pm

Ill try the cross over cable !thumbs ...had finally submitted to programming it on the register to get it done, its not ideal though.

Couple of questions I cant figure out. I need to have a function to allocate/ring off spoilage as a negative, as well as a function to input volunteer purchases but so a payment isnt required. I thought about a discount for that but can only see a maximum of 99.9%

We currently use programmed departments for our pricing. I saw an age function but cant find reference to what it is used for? Is it birth age or stock age aka spoilage?

Any thoughts on how I can achieve what I want would be appreciated.
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Re: ML 780 setup + David software

Postby Till Man on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:14 pm

For the ML-780 backup, you need a PCMCIA to CF card adaptor (the pcmcia slot is in the front of the cash register). Then you need an old compact flash memory card as seen in older cameras mostly - I have used up to a 64mb card successfully but have not tried larger.

Format the card using the 780, and backup all data. This can then be loaded into another 780, change the machine number and ip address and ur done.

Also the ML-780s I have seen have an ethernet port so you can connect them to a standard lan network - you do not need an RS232 cable.
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Re: ML 780 setup + David software

Postby Bindi on Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi I know this post is from like 5 years ago but I have the ml 780 till and am in need of the David software as my computer which had it has broken is there any chance you still have the USB with the software. Thank you much appreciated
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