All of Joe's KeyMaker 9A
USB (KM9AUSB and KM9AUSBPRO) are shipped NOT Activated.
KM9AUSBPRO will do NOTHING useful
until it has been activated.
You need to;
1./ Install the appropriate USB drivers
Terminal Software for your Operating System of choice
ONLY THEN can you interact
After completing the 2 steps above, connect your KM9AUSB to a USB port on your computer and
switch KM9AUSB ON.
Run your Terminal software.
Unless you have already set and saved these settings;
Select the Port that was allocated to KM9AUSB during the
USB Driver installation.
Set up the Serial Port on your Terminal software to;
Baud rate: 115200
Data: 8 bit
Stop: 1 bit
Flow control: none
Transmit delay: 1 msec/char 5 msec/line
Save all these setting so you don't have to do this
Press the Reset button on KM9AUSB, the reset button in next
to the white connector on the corner of the board, the reset button has a
brass coloured top and is labelled RESET.
You will be greeted with the following screen reminding
you that KM9AUSB must be Activated before it will work.
The KM9AUSB Serial number in the example above is KM913139
- circled in yellow
Your KM9AUSB Serial number will be a different number
as all KM9AUB's have a Unique Serial Number and a Unique Activation
Product Key that ONLY works on that Serial Number KM9AUSB.
You email your KM9AUSB Serial Number from the
email address that is registered to the PayPal account you used to
purchase your KM9AUSB.
Send your email to
Activation in the Subject line of
By return email. to your
PayPal registered email address. you will receive
your unique 8 alpha character Activation Product Code
that you can type in at the Initial Activation menu.
Once you have received your Unique
Activation Product Code by return email:
you press 8 to select Initial Product
You press 1 to select Initial Activation
You type in your Unique Activation
If you type in the correct product key
you will see PASS followed by any remaining options that can be
Activated with a different (Unique) product key for that option for your
KM9AUSB Serial number, the unique product key for your KM9AUSB will ONLY work
on your Serial numbered KM9AUSB.
in the example above Activation product
key KNQLCGGF was typed in and accepted.
You can return to this menu from the
Main menu at any time by typing command 0.
If you mistype the Activation product
key there is a mandatory 5 second delay, then you can try typing in
your Product Key again.
Having successfully Activated your KM9AUSBPRO
you press 0 to see the Main Menu.
Activation ONLY needs to be performed
once and remains in effect forever.
There are 2 versions of KM9AUSBPRO baord,
firmware is identical.
With your KM9AUSBPRO Activated now is a
good time to become familiar with how the SVP Zap button works.
It is safe to operate the Zap SVP button
without any EEPROM connected.
It will fail almost immediately and give
a short burst of fast flashes on the Green EEPROM Activity LED which indicates a failed
Zap SVP operation, in this case it fails because obviously it can't find
an EEPROM since none is connected.
When the Zap SVP fails you will see this
error message displayed
Once you have become familiar with your
KM9AUSB board and feel confident, it's time to put it to good use.
A good starting point is "Unlocking
If you have any questions email Joe at