Setup MPLAB® ICD 3

The ICD 3 is first connected to a USB port on your computer and then to the development board. To do so, follow the steps below:



Connect the USB cable to the ICD 3.

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Connect the USB cable to a USB port on your computer.

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Install the PIC® Microcontroller in your development board.

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Connect the RJ11 cable to the ICD 3.

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Connect the ICD 3 RJ11 cable to the programming port on your development board.

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Connect power to your development board.

The ICD 3 can power a development board but we recommend you power the board separately until you are familiar with the tool and the limitations of providing power through the ICD 3.

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