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MC-12HD

Software Upgrade Instructions 

 


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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

1.

Read these instructions.

2.

Keep these instructions.

3.

Heed all warnings.

4.

Follow all instructions.

5.

Do not use this apparatus near water.

6.

Clean only with a dry cloth.

7.

Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8.

Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or another
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produces
heat.

9.

Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or

pinched particularly at plugs, convenience recep-
tacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.

11. Install the unit so that the power switch can be

accessed and operated at all times.

12. Main Plug is considered to be the disconnect

device for this product and shall remain readily
operable.

13. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the

manufacturer.

14. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or

table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.

15. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or

when unused for long periods of time.

16. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as when a power-
supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

Refer to the manufacturer’s operating
instructions for power requirements. Be
advised that different operating voltages may
require the use of different line cord and/or
attachment plug.

Do not install the unit in an unventilated rack,
or directly above heat-producing equipment
such as power amplifiers. Observe the
maximum ambient operating temperature
listed in the product specification.

Never attach audio power amplifier outputs
directly to any of the unit’s connectors.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful inter-
ference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and radiates radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on. The user is encour-
aged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:

Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment
and the receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced electronic
technician for help.

To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture. Do not place objects
containing liquid, such as vases, on this
apparatus.

WARNING

This triangle, which appears on your component,

alerts you to the presence of uninsulated,

dangerous voltage inside the enclosure -

voltage that may be sufficient to

constitute a risk of shock.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

This triangle, which appears on your component,

alerts you to important operating and

maintenance instructions in this

accompanying literature.

 


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Lexicon Inc.
3 Oak Park Drive
Bedford, MA 01730-1413 USA
Tel:

781-280-0300

Fax:

781-280-0490

www.harmanspecialtygroup.com

Customer Service
Tel:

781-280-0300

Fax:

781-280-0499

Email:

csupport@hsgav.com

Part No. 070-20377 | Rev 0 |   01/07

Lexicon and the Lexicon logo are registered  trademarks  of  Harman  International  Industries,  Inc.  U.S.  Patent  Nos.  D454,553;
D454,860; 5,796,844; 5,870,480 and other worldwide patents issued and pending. 

© 

2007 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. 

Windows

©

 is a registered trademark of MicroSoft Corporation.

This document should not be construed as a commitment on the part of Harman Specialty Group. The information it contains is
subject to change without notice. Harman Specialty Group assumes no responsibility for errors that may appear within this
document.

 


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Introduction

Lexicon

DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS

This document contains general safety, installation and operation instructions for the Lexicon Product. It is important to read this user guide
before attempting to use the product. Pay particular attention to safety instructions.

The following symbols are used in the document:

Appears on the component to indicate the
presence of uninsulated, dangerous voltage
inside the enclosu

r

e

 – 

voltage that may be

sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.

Appears on the component to indicate
important operating and maintenance
instructions in the accompanying literature.

Calls attention to a procedure, practice,
condition or the like that, if not correctly
performed or adhered to, could result in injury
or death.

Calls attention to a procedure, practice,
condition or the like that, if not correctly
performed or adhered to, could result in
damage or destruction to part or all of the
product.

Calls attention to information that is essential to
highlight.

WARNING

CAUTION!

Note:

 


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MC-12HD 

Software Upgrade Instructions

1-1

SOFTWARE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

This manual contains MC12-HD software upgrade installation
instructions. If you are doing a software update, follow the instruc-
tions within this manual.

This software upgrade supports the following products:

MC-12HD Digital Controller

INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE UPGRADE

The software installation procedure is comprised of two parts:

1. Installing the upgrade program on your computer.

2. Using your computer to upgrade the MC-12HD. 

THE COMPUTER MUST MEET ALL OF THE
FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

Windows® 95, 98, ME, 2000, or XP operating system

2.5MB of available hard drive space

RS-232 or USB connector*

* A USB-to-serial port adapter is required if the computer has only a USB
connector. It is not required if the computer has an RS-232 connector.
Refer to “Preserving User Settings” on page 1-3 for additional information.

The serial extension cable must meet the following requirements:

Straight-through male-to-female cable

DB-9 RS-232 connector (9-pin)

Figure 1-1: RS-232 Cable

MAKING CONNECTIONS

If the computer has only a USB connector, a USB-to-serial port
adapter is required to make the connection to the MC-12HD. It is
not required if the computer has an RS-232 connector.

Certain USB-to-serial port adapters have been reported to be
incompatible with the upgrade kit. For a current list of known-
compatible adapters, visit the knowledgebase area of the Lexicon
website at www.lexicon.com/kbase

Figure 1-2: Serial port-to-serial port connections.

Wiring for a 9-pin to 9-pin serial connection requires a male-to-female straight 
through cable as shown here.

MC-12HD

Transmit Data   2

Receive Data   3

Ground   5

Computer

2  Receive Data
3  Transmit Data
5  Ground

9-pin D-shell

(Male)

9-pin D-shell

(Female)

Cable Ends

 

Pin

Pin

 


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Software Upgrade Instructions

Lexicon

1-2

NAVIGATING THE WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

The upgrade kit uses standard Windows operating system navigation
commands to install the software and upgrade the MC-12HD. The
following descriptions are provided for reference:

Back

Returns to the previous window.

Cancel

Cancels the software installation or upgrade. When clicked, the 

“Setup is not complete” message displays in the “Install” 
window on the computer monitor.

• Click 

Resume

 to return to the previous window and

continue with the software installation or upgrade.

• Click 

Exit Setup

 to cancel the software installation or upgrade.

Note:

When the software installation or upgrade is cancelled, the MC-
12HD continues running on the currently installed software ver-
sion.

Exit

Closes the window on the computer monitor and cancels the 

software installation or upgrade.

INSTALLING THE UPGRADE PROGRAM ON YOUR
PC

Before you can upgrade the MC-12HD, the upgrade software must
be installed on your personal computer.

To install the upgrade program on your computer:

1. Exit all computer programs.

2. Navigate to www.lexicon.com/downloads and select from the 

product list 

MC-12HD

. Scroll to the 

Installation Software

 

Section

 and double click one of the following MC12-HD Zip Files 

depending on your system and save it to the desktop.

• mc12hdeqXXXX_XX.zip

• mc12hdXXXX_XX.zip

Please ensure that you install the proper type of software
for your particular MC-12HD or MC12HD EQ system. This
software is not interchangable between the MC-12HD or
MC-12HD EQ systems.

3. When the dowload completes, click open

4. Then, double-click the 

mc-12hdxxx_xx.exe 

file. (where x 

indicates the type and version) 

5. The “Welcome” window displays on the computer desktop. Read 

the enclosed notes. Then, click 

Next 

to continue.

6. The “Choose Destination Location” window displays. Click 

Browse 

to select a hard drive location in which to install the 

software. Then, click 

Next 

to continue.

WARNING

 


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MC-12HD 

Software Upgrade Instructions

1-3

If no location is selected, the software is installed in the default
location: 

C:\Program Files\Lexicon\MC-12HD

.

7. The “Start Installation” window displays. Click 

Next 

to begin 

copying the software to the selected hard drive location.

8. The “Installing” window displays indicating the progress of the file 

transfer.

9. The “Installation Complete” window displays. Click 

Finish

 

to 

complete the software installation.

The 

LexMC12Vx.xx

 Updater 

(where x.xx indicates the version)

 

icon shown to the right displays on the computer desktop.

PRESERVING USER SETTINGS

The upgrade process will preserve user settings, except under the
circumstances listed below. Before upgrading the MC-12HD, create
an archive of user settings using the MC-12HD Configuration Tool
available at www.lexicon.com or the Installation Worksheet in the
MC-12HD User Guide. This will expedite the reconfiguration of the
MC-12HD in the event that user settings are not preserved.

The upgrade process will preserve user settings UNLESS:

The message “WAITING FOR DOWNLOAD” displays on the MC-
12HD front panel before the upgrade process begins.

The computer hard drive does not contain the 46kB of available
hard drive space required to preserve user settings.

You checked the “Skip Config Save” checkbox in the updater
window before beginning the upgrade.

A communication error occurs when user settings are sent to the
upgraded MC-12HD. Communication errors may occur if the
serial extension cable is disconnected, the MC-12HD is powered
off, or the computer experiences a problem.

Note:

The MC-12HD is designed to preserve the upgrade process during serial
communication failures. But, certain factors such as serial cable type, serial
cable length, and environmental conditions sometimes cause
communication failures. If this occurs, attempt to upgrade the MC-12HD
again. If problems persist, contact your Lexicon dealer or go to
www.lexicon.com.

MC12HDVx.xx

Updater

 


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Software Upgrade Instructions

Lexicon

1-4

TO UPGRADE THE MC-12HD:

Note:

It will take about 45 minutes to upgrade the MC-12HD. Avoid using the
MC-12HD while the upgrade is in progress.

1. Exit all computer programs.

2. Power off the MC-12HD with the rear panel power switch.

3. Connect the male end of the serial extension cable to the RS-232 

connector labeled 1 on the MC-12HD rear panel.

4. Connect the female end of the serial extension cable to the appro-

priate connector on the computer.

If this is a USB connector, a USB-to-serial port adapter is 

required. 

5. Power on the MC-12HD with the rear panel power switch.

6. When the MC-12HD completes its initialization sequence, double-

click the 

LexMC12Vx.xx Updater 

icon (where x.xx indicates the 

version)

 

on the computer desktop.

The “Lexicon MC-12HD Updater, Version x.xx” window 

displays. 

7. To change the default COM1 setting, click the down arrow under 

“Select Computer COM Port” and select a different COM port.

8. To skip saving the current MC-12HD configuration, click to select 

the 

Skip Config Save

 checkbox.

9. Click the 

Update MC-12HD

 button.

If the MC-12HD is connected to a USB connector, refer to the 

USB-to-serial port adapter documentation for assistance 
selecting the appropriate computer COM port.

10. The message 

“About to download to MC-12HD. Want to continue?”

 

pops up. Click 

OK

 to begin downloading to the MC-12HD.

To cancel the upgrade, click 

Cancel

. When the upgrade is 

cancelled, the MC-12HD continues to run on the currently 
installed software version.

If you did NOT previously select the “Skip Config Save” 

checkbox, the message 

“Getting configuration data from MC-

12HD”

 displays while the software attempts to retrieve current 

user settings from the MC-12HD. This process lasts about 2 
minutes.

If the computer CANNOT retrieve the configuration data:

The message “

Failed to communicate with MC-12HD. Please 

check connections and try again

” displays on the computer. 

Click 

OK

 to continue.

The message “

Could not retrieve or save your current MC-12HD 

configuration. Would you like to update? If you do, you will lose 
your current configuration?

” displays on the computer.

• Click 

Yes

 to continue upgrading the MC-12HD WITHOUT

preserving user settings.

• Click 

No

 to cancel the upgrade. Settings are preserved and

the MC-12HD continues using the currently installed
software version.

The following actions occur as the upgrade continues:

• The message “

Preparing MC-12HD for download

” displays on

the computer.

• The MC-12HD restarts, and the message “

WAITING FOR

DOWNLOAD

” displays on the front panel.

 


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MC-12HD 

Software Upgrade Instructions

1-5

• The message “

Verifying checksum

” displays on the computer

while the software validates the download data. This process
lasts about 30 seconds.

• The  message  “

Exchanging file data

” displays on the

computer.

• The  message  “

RECEIVING DATA

” displays on the MC-12HD

front panel, along with a percentage indicating the status of
the download.

At the same time, the message “

Sending bytes

” displays on 

the computer.

• When the download is complete, the message “

Waiting for

MC-12HD to restart

” displays on the computer.

• The MC-12HD restarts and completes its initialization

sequence.

• The  message  “

Getting version data from MC-12HD

” displays

on the computer while the computer retrieves version data.
This process lasts about 2 minutes.

• The computer attempts to send preserved user settings back

to the MC-12HD. If no user settings were preserved, the
computer sends factory-default settings to the MC-12HD.

• The message “

Sending configuration data to MC-12HD

displays on the computer while the computer downloads
preserved user settings to the MC-12HD. This process lasts
about 1 minute.

• One of two messages display on the computer:

MC-12HD was successfully updated and previous configura-

tion was restored

” displays if the “Skip Config Save” check-

box was NOT selected.

Update was successful. No config sent

” displays if the “Skip 

Config Save” checkbox WAS selected.

Note:

Do not attempt to use the MC-12HD until the message indicating
a successful update displays in the Updater window.

11. Click 

OK

 

to continue. The MC-12HD restarts.

When upgrading from previous versions, it can take the MC-

12HD as long as ten minutes to initialize and complete its 
diagnostic procedure on the first restart.

Note:

It is only on the very first restart after upgrading from previous
versions that the MC-12HD takes an extended period of time to
initialize and complete its diagnostic procedure.

12. The message “

Update and restoration of original configuration was 

successful

” displays in the Updater window. Click 

Exit

 

to exit the 

updater.

Note:

The message referenced in step 10 displays on the computer even if
user settings are not preserved during the upgrade. When user
settings are not preserved, the upgrade kit downloads factory default
settings to the MC-12HD, treating these as “preserved user settings.”

13. Power off the MC-12HD with the rear panel power switch. Then, 

disconnect the serial extension cable from the MC-12HD and the 
computer.

14. Power the MC-12HD back on.

 


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Customer Support: 

Telephone: 781-280-0300 | Sales Fax: 781-280-0495 | Service Fax: 781-280-0499

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Part No. 070- 20377| Rev 0| 01/07