If a new Easyflash3 module was assembled, the individual components, such as the FTDI chip, the CPLD and also the flash are still empty and therefore the module is not ready for use. Or one of the ICs was replaced after a defect and must now be reprogrammed. But also a simple update can be necessary from time to time. Assuming a fresh Windows 10 installation, I describe the procedure to initialize an Easyflash3 completely or to perform an update.
The EasyFlash³ module is still a popular accessory for the Commodore C64. And meanwhile you can get the single components from Asia for small money. However, there are sometimes one or the other stumbling block here and there. Today I want to give some tips about the problems that can occur with the CPLD and how to fix them.