The GE Basic Drive Terminal Board DS200STBAG1ABB provides connection points for I/O signals. The RS232C connector on the DS200STBAG1ABB is useful for configuring, diagnosing, and troubleshooting purposes. Drive configuration software packages are available that you can install on a laptop computer or other device. Obtain the type of cable you need to connect the board and the laptop.
Note the type of connector that is required on the board and on the laptop and connect the devices. If you are unable to connect you might consider moving JP4 and JP5 to the alternate positions. This changes the connector pin signals and it might match the connector pin assignments the laptop requires. Also, check the configuration values of the laptop, check the installation of the configuration software package, and reconnect the cable to ensure it is fully connected.
Only remove and replace the DS200STBAG1ABB when all power is removed from the drive. This also applies to attempting to remove cables from the board. Power can exist in the board after power is removed from the drive. So, test the board for power before you touch it or attempt to remove cables from it.
Static electricity can easily build up in a board and cause damage to the board or the drive. To prevent static build up, only remove the replacement board from the static protective bag right before you install it in the drive. Also make sure to wear a grounding strap when you are working with the board or the drive.