Why does the info at the bottom of a thread say that I can post a reply but when I click on the reply button the next screen says that I can’t?
Which thread were you in when you saw this? Some forums are restricted so only some people can post replys.
Orange USB & Computer
That would probably be because you are trying to reply to an official Q&A question which can only be replied to by those with appropriate permissions. ie Vex staff.
That thread https://vexforum.com/t/answered-orange-usb-computer/20366/1 is part of the “Official VEX Q&A” forum ([https://vexforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8) where only Authorized VEX Staff members can reply. We have that forum for when someone wants to ask a question and get an “official” tech support response.
Sorry for the confusion.
-John](https://vexforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8) where only Authorized VEX Staff members can reply. We have that forum for when someone wants to ask a question and get an “official” tech support response.)
OK. I’ll just use this post to make the point I wanted to make about USB downloads.
I have found that downloading directly to the Cortex via USB can fail if the wrong PC USB port is used. I had always assumed that the two USB ports on the front of my PC were exactly the same but apparently not. This applies to other PC’s as well. All three PC’s that I have used for downloading had two USB ports. In all three cases, only one of these ports was “download capable”. The alternate port always produced an error message. This might relate to the other poster’s download problem.
You may have to select the correct port to download to, or the download may not work. Perhaps you had the one port selected as the default, and did not specify the correct port when plugging into the other one.