To ensure the supply of spare parts it was necessary to modify the SIMATIC MP 277 8" / 10". The updated devices are therefore delivered with a new device image.
(See product news in Entry ID 92562427.)
Therefore, with new devices it is necessary to install the WinAC MP option.
The procedures described here are necessary only if you use a modified device. You can recognize the device by its article number. The article numbers are noted in the product new in Entry ID 92562427.
This then makes the "WinAC MP" option available for your MP 277 in ProSave.
Enable WinAC MP functions for the MP 277 in WinCC flexible With Update 5 installed for WinCC flexible, the "WinAC MP" functions in WinCC flexible can not yet be used. For this you must proceed as follows.
Close all SIMATIC applications (WinCC flexible, ProSave).
Go to the installation directory for "WinAC MP":
"C:\Program Files\Siemens\SIMATIC WinCC flexible\WinCC flexible 2008\Addon\Script\"
Save the "AllowedSystemFunctions_WinLC.xml" file by copying and pasting ("AllowedSystemFunctions_WinLC - Copy.xml"), for example.
Replace the "AllowedSystemFunctions_WinLC.xml" file with the version from the ZIP archive.
Description The MP 377 15" Touch daylight readable is already integrated in the HMI software WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 and WinCC V12 and can be selected in the hardware catalog; it is not necessary to install a supplied AddOn here nor are the procedures described under "Install ProSave Options" necessary.
Requirements If you are using WinCC flexible 2008 SP1 HF2 or WinCC flexible 2008 SP2, you must install the WinCC flexible AddOn in order to be able to select the MP377 15" Touch daylight readable as operator panel in WinCC flexible and ProSave. By installing the AddOn you can also configure the "Set Brightness" function.
Installing ProSave options Proceed as described below to be able to use options with ProSave on the MP 377 15"Touch Daylight.
Insert the AddOn CD from the operator panel delivery package in the CD/DVD drive of your PC.
Start the "ModifyPii.bat" file from the "Tools" folder with a double-click.
Under "Device Type" select the MP 377 15" Touch Daylight.
In the "Options" tab select the option that you want to install and transfer it to the operator panel.
Note The MP 377 15" Touch daylight readable is already integrated in the HMI software WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 and WinCC V12 and the procedure described under "Installing ProSave options" is not necessary here.
How do you do an "Operating system update" (OS update) or "Reset to factory settings" on operator panels?
Description Below we provide you with an overview of when you must update an operating system and how to do the update depending on the software used.
"Operating system update" or "Reset to factory settings" with
WinCC (TIA Portal)
The PDF document includes instructions for how to do an "Operating system update" or "Reset to factory settings" (booting) using the WinCC (TIA Portal) software.
From WinCC V11 onwards you no longer need an operating system update in the different versions (for example, WinCC V11 SP1, WinCC V11 SP2, etc.). When you transfer a project, all the currently associated system files (DLLs) are also transferred automatically to the operator panel. The Basic Panels are the exception here.
1 Operating System Update with WinCC (TIA Portal)
1.1 Operating System Update (OS Update)
1.2 Reset Operator Panel to Factory Settings (Booting)
1.2.1 Operator Panel with Defective Operating System
1.2.2 Operator Panel with Intact Operating System
2 Additional Information
2.1 Cable Connection between PC and Operator Panel
2.1.1 Operating System Update
2.1.2 Reset Operator Panel to Factory Settings (Booting)
2.2 Set Image Path / File in ProSave
2.2.1 Image Path in WinCC (TIA Portal)
2.2.2 Image Path in WinCC flexible 2008
2.3 Determine MAC Address
3 Problem Analysis
3.1 Disconnection of RS232/PPI Multi Master Cable
3.2 Check Box Cannot be Selected in ProSave
3.3 Check Box Cannot be Deselected in ProSave
3.4 Error Message when Transferring the Configuration
3.5 Connection to Operator Panel Cannot be Established
3.5.1 Check Transfer Type and Address on the Operator Panel
3.5.2 Check Cable Connection and Connectors
3.5.3 Check PG/PC Interface on the Configuration Computer.
"Operating system update" or "Reset to factory settings" with WinCC flexible
The PDF document includes instructions for how to do an "Operating system update" or "Reset to factory settings" (booting) using the WinCC flexible software.
The table below shows some of the possible system messages that can be displayed when the configuration is to be transferred to the operator panel and the version of the operator panel's operating system does not match the Engineering Software installed.
No image found. Waiting for image update…,
Incorrect operating system version on the operator panel. Update the operating system? (0800:000011)
Downloading is not possible. The "version of the device" in your WinCC flexible project and the version of the device's operating system are not compatible. Do you want to update the operating system of the HMI device?
Transfer is not possible. The "version of the operator panel" in your WinCC flexible project and the version of the operator panel's operating system are not compatible. Update the operating system of the operator panel via "Project > Transfer > Update operating system" (if necessary, "Reset to factory settings").
The following Entry IDs contain additional information on this topic:
What settings do you have to make on an MP 377 to reset the operator panel to the factory settings?
Description: MP 377 operator panels with the Image version installed for WinCC flexible 2008 (Image version as from V01.00.02.00_01.83) have the new parameter - "Prepare for Reset".
If you execute an "Update OS" for the MP 377 operator panel with the option "Reset to factory settings", you press the "Prepare for Reset" button on the operator panel.
Instructions: Below is a description of how to execute an "Update OS" for the MP 377 operator panel with the option "Reset to factory settings".
The operator is connected to a PC via a standard Ethernet cable and ProSave is installed on that PC.
Have the MAC address of you operator panel's Ethernet interface ready.
The MAC address
- is displayed in the "PROFINET" dialog in the Control Panel.
- is displayed briefly when you switch on the operator panel.
- can be read off the back of the panel.
Procedure for setting the PG/PC interface
In the "Start > Control panel" menu on the configuration PC you select the "Set PG/PC interface" command.
In the "Access Point of the Application" area you select "S7ONLINE (STEP7) -> TCP/IP".
In the "Interface Parameter Assignment Used:" area you select the interface connected to the operator panel.
Confirm your entries.
Procedure for resetting to factory settings
Start the ProSave software on the PC via the Start menu.
Enter the operator panel type in the "General" tab.
Select "Ethernet" for the connection.
Enter an IP address.
(The PC's IP address and the IP address used for the MP 377 must be in the same subnetwork).
There might be address conflicts if you enter the incorrect IP address.
Do not use any dynamic IP configuration for "Reset to factory settings". Enter a unique IP address of the same subnetwork in which the PC is located. ProSave assigns the specified address to the operator panel for the duration of the update process.
If you have already used the operator panel with WinCC flexible or ProSave, for "Reset to factory settings" you should use the IP address already used.
Switch to the "OS Update" tab.
Check the "Reset to factory settings" check box. An input field is displayed for the MAC address.
Enter the operator panel's MAC address in the input field.
Under "Image path" you select the operator panel image file "*.img".
The operator panel image files are located in the Installation folder of WinCC flexible under "WinCC flexible Images" and on the WinCC flexible Installation CD. If the operator panel image file opens successfully, information on the operator panel image version is displayed in the output area.
On the PC you start "Reset to factory settings" with the "Update OS" button.
In the Control Panel you open the "OP Properties" dialog and select the "Device" tab.
Click the "Reboot" button. This opens a query dialog box.
Click the "Prepare for Reset" button.
The update is started.
During the update of the operating system a status displayed is shown, which indicates the progress of the process.
Result: A message is displayed upon successful completion of the operating system update.
There is no longer any project on the operator panel.
The factory settings have been restored.
You might have to recalibrate the touch screen after restoring the factory settings.
What is the installation procedure for SIMATIC WinAC MP 2008?
Please follow the sequences described below when installing and operating SIMATIC WinAC MP 2008.
Installation steps on the engineering station In order to install and operate SIMATIC WinAC MP 2008 on the operator panel, the following installation sequence must be adhered to on the configuring PC:
Operating system Windows XP SP2 (Windows Vista is not approved)
Install SIMATIC STEP 7 V5.4 + SP4 or higher
Install SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 + SP1
Install SIMATIC WinAC MP 2008 (v4.1.1)
It is always advisable to uninstall "old" programs first of all.
Note on the download
Start the EXE file after downloading it. A folder is set up on the "C:" drive to which all the files required for installation are extracted.
Read the "Readme" file and then start the SETUP file. WinAC MP is then installed as if the installation had been started directly from the original CD/DVD.
Installation steps on the operator panel
In order to operate SIMATIC WinAC MP 2008 on the operator panel, the following installation sequence must be followed for the operator panel:
Perform an image update for the operator panel with ProSave, if necessary (WinCC flexible: Project > Transfer > Update operating system)
Download the "WinAC MP 2008" option to a SIMATIC multi panel (ProSave > Options); uninstall SIMATIC WinAC MP 2007 if it is loaded. Perform a restart on the panel when prompted to do so.
Transfer configuration files from SIMATIC STEP7 to the operator panel.
Transfer a WinCC flexible project.
What might be the cause for an operator panel of the MP 277 or Mobile Panel 277 series no longer running/starting after a restore procedure via memory card (MMC/SD)?
Configuration Notes: You are using one of the following operator panels on a plant:
MP277 10" Key
MP277 8" Touch
MP277 10" Touch
Mobile Panel 277
The firmware version of WinCC flexible 2005 SP1 is on the operator panels.
Now you want to upload the operating system image of WinCC flexible 2007 to these operator panels via a memory card (MMC / SD).
This type of upgrading (upgrading via memory card) is not executed correctly under the conditions described above.
Upgrading through Backup/Restore via WinCC flexible or ProSave is not affected by this behavior.
If upgrading via WinCC flexible or ProSave is not possible because:
WinCC flexible or ProSave is not available in the plant.
You are still using WinCC flexible 2005 SP1 and only want to upgrade to WinCC flexible 2007 (or higher) at a later date,
then please execute one of the following points.
1.) WinCC flexible or ProSave is not available in the plant:
2 empty memory cards
In the following called "Card 1" and "Card 2".
Backup file for the operator panel concerned.
The backup files for the separate operator panels are available at the end of this entry.
Notes on working with prepared backup files: Observe the following instructions, because otherwise the system files are not taken into account when transferring.
If you do not comply, you get a checksum error when restoring the prepared image with the Backup/Restore function.
The backups provided contains the protected system files.
It is therefore absolutely necessary to change the file explorer accordingly before working with the backup files (e.g. copy/cut/paste).
In the Explorer, you select "Tools" and then "Folder Options".
In the "Folder Options" dialog you select the "View" tab.
Disable the item "Hide protected operating system files" in the "Folder Options" dialog
Enable the item "Show hidden files and folders" in the "Hidden files and folders" folder
Extract each backup file to an empty folder on your configuration PC.
Then copy the unpacked backup file to Card 1.
Sample view of an unpacked backup file for a MP 277 Touch on an
MMC memory card.
Make the backup of the operator panel upgraded to WinCC flexible 2007 (or higher) on Card 2.
On the plant: (the order of the steps is mandatory)
Do a restore on the plant device with Card 1.
The plant device now has a cleaned image.
Do a restore on the plant device with Card 2.
The plant device is now upgraded to WinCC flexible 2007 (or higher).
2.) You are still using WinCC flexible 2005 SP1 and only want to
upgrade to WinCC flexible 2007 (or higher) at a later date.
To ensure that upgrading by memory card of the operator panels being used can be done correctly at a later date, you must upload the operating system image to the operator panels being used from the current hotfix for WinCC flexible 2005 SP1.
The hotfix is available from Customer Support: 24758642