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Intel Play QX3+ Microscope

Hi, I am having a problem with this microscope. I have downloaded and installed the drivers and software for XP from the Intel site since I can no longer find the XP upgrade cd I once had. After installing the drivers and software, I connected my microscope to my computer via the USB cable. My computer recognized the new hardware and found the proper software for it. When I tried to actually run the software/microscope, however, I was told that my computer was not communicating with the microscope and that I should restart my computer. I tried that. I downloaded the LivVid troubleshooter from Intel and followed all of the directions and still don't have an answer. In my device manager, it shows the microscope without any splat. When I run the software program, my microscope turns on and I can switch the light from top to bottom using the software. I don't understand what is going on. I have a Dell Dimension 4600 and am running XP Home Edition. Help! :)

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Try a different computer and install the QX3Plus application (for Win 2K-XP). If it works okay, then completely remove (uninstall) it from your Dell 4600 and clean up the registry of unusable strings (try Advanced Registry Optimizer, its a free download). Then do a clean QX3Plus install BEFORE you plug in the USB cable. If the QX3 did not work on a different computer, the QX3 is faulty and maybe you should look at the QX5 as a replacement. The QX3 was discontinued at around the turn of the Century. However, if you are only missing the SPLAT; try locating the green button at the lower left corner of the image screen, it produces drop-down dialog boxes to splat screens. Good Luck!

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Qx3 microscope driver for Windows 8


Here are the instruction for installing the QX3 (or QX3+) Microscope with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. You must be using a 32-BIT VERSION of Windows 8 or 8.1.
Note: The QX3 is not compatible with 64-bit versions of XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8.

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.
DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Download and run the QX3plus.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
After the program installs, uncheck "I would like to view the README file." Click "Finish".

Step 2. Download and run the qcodinstl.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
If asked about NTVDM, click "Install this feature" then click "Close"

Step 3. Download IntelQX3driverXP.zip and save (do not open) the file from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1

Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope. The driver should load silently.
If the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears and you get a message saying that the driver installation was not successful. Click the Close box. You need to install the driver manually by following these steps:
a. Right-click START - Select "Device Manager"
b. Right-click on the Intel QX3 Icon and select "Update Driver Software", select "Browse my computer for driver software"
e. Browse to the Download folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The driver software should install successfully.

IMPORTANT: Before you run the QX3Plus program for the first time, right click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop, click "Properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", then choose "Windows 98 / Windows ME" in the drop-down box. You should also check "Run as Administrator" if your account is a "Standard user". Click "Apply" then "Ok".
Step 5. Finally, double-click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop and the program should run.
If you get a message that the microscope is not plugged in, quit and restart the program.
If the program hangs or crashes, reboot the computer, then restart the program.
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Apr 05, 2014 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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QX3 microscope


Here are the instruction for installing the QX3 (or QX3+) Microscope with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. You must be using a 32-BIT VERSION of Windows 8 or 8.1.
Note: The QX3 is not compatible with 64-bit versions of XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8.

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.
DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Download and run the QX3plus.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
After the program installs, uncheck "I would like to view the README file." Click "Finish".

Step 2. Download and run the qcodinstl.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
If asked about NTVDM, click "Install this feature" then click "Close"

Step 3. Download IntelQX3driverXP.zip and save (do not open) the file from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1

Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope. The driver should load silently.
If the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears and you get a message saying that the driver installation was not successful. Click the Close box. You need to install the driver manually by following these steps:
a. Right-click START - Select "Device Manager"
b. Right-click on the Intel QX3 Icon and select "Update Driver Software", select "Browse my computer for driver software"
e. Browse to the Download folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The driver software should install successfully.

IMPORTANT: Before you run the QX3Plus program for the first time, right click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop, click "Properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", then choose "Windows 98 / Windows ME" in the drop-down box. You should also check "Run as Administrator" if your account is a "Standard user". Click "Apply" then "Ok".
Step 5. Finally, double-click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop and the program should run.
If you get a message that the microscope is not plugged in, quit and restart the program.
If the program hangs or crashes, reboot the computer, then restart the program.
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Comments and suggestions to mmehall [at] yahoo.com

Dec 30, 2013 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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Digital blue qx3 drivers


Here are the instruction for installing the Intel QX3 (or Digital Blue QX3+) Microscope with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. You must be using a 32-BIT VERSION of Windows 7 or 8.1.
Note: The QX3 is not compatible with 64-bit versions of XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8.

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.
DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Download and run the QX3plus.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
After the program installs, uncheck "I would like to view the README file." Click "Finish".

Step 2. Download and run the qcodinstl.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
If asked about NTVDM, click "Install this feature" then click "Close"

Step 3. Download IntelQX3driverXP.zip and save (do not open) the file from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1

Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope. The driver should load silently.
If the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears and you get a message saying that the driver installation was not successful. Click the Close box. You need to install the driver manually by following these steps:
a. Right-click START - Select "Device Manager"
b. Right-click on the Intel QX3 Icon and select "Update Driver Software", select "Browse my computer for driver software"
e. Browse to the Download folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The driver software should install successfully.

IMPORTANT: Before you run the QX3Plus program for the first time, right click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop, click "Properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", then choose "Windows 98 / Windows ME" in the drop-down box. You should also check "Run as Administrator" if your account is a "Standard user". Click "Apply" then "Ok".
Step 5. Finally, double-click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop and the program should run.
If you get a message that the microscope is not plugged in, quit and restart the program.
If the program hangs or crashes, reboot the computer, then restart the program.
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Comments and suggestions to mmehall [at] yahoo.com

Aug 20, 2013 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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Digital blue qx3 drivers


Here are the instruction for installing the QX3 (or QX3+) Microscope with Vista and Windows 7. You must be using a 32-BIT VERSION. The QX3 is not compatible with 64-bit versions.

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.
DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Download and install the QX3PLUS.EXE software from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win7-Files

Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win7-Files

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win7-Files

Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.
When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears you will see a message saying that the driver installation was not successful. Click the Close box. You need to install the driver manually by following these steps:
a. Click START - Select Devices & Printers
b. Right-click on the Intel QX3 Icon and select Properties
c. Click the Hardware tab - click Properties
d. Click Update Driver - select "Browse my computer for driver software"
e. Browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The driver software should install successfully.
IMPORTANT: Before you run the QX3Plus program for the first time, right click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop, click "Properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", then choose "Windows 98 / Windows ME" in the drop-down box. You should also check "Run as Administrator" if your account is a "Standard user". Click "Apply" then "Ok".
Step 5. Finally, double-click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop and the program should run.
If you get a message that the microscope is not plugged in, quit and restart the program.
If the program hangs or crashes, reboot the computer, then restart the program.
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Comments and suggestions to mmehall [at] yahoo.com

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May 02, 2013 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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My QX3 worked wonderfully on my XP system, but I can't load the drivers/installation files on a Vista system.


Sorry, Intel stopped making these years ago. They DID post updated drivers, but long before Vista arrived. Go to the Intel web site, your only other hope is to find a blog of Intel QX3 users, maybe some gearhead updated the driver pro bono.

May 14, 2010 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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Have QX3+ driver for my intel play microscope but poses a problem


Uninstall the existing Intel microscope software and then follow the following instructions:

Instruction for installing the QX3 or QX3+ Microscope with Vista

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.

DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Install the QX3PLUS.EXE software downloaded from Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng


Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/cs-016002.htm

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://hyperslug.s3.amazonaws.com/IntelQX3driverXP.zip


Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.

When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears, select "Locate and install driver software (Recommended)", a message "Installing device driver software" will appear. If you click on "details", you will see "Searching Windows Update", after a while you will be able to select "I don't have a disc. Show me other options" and browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The hardware should install successfully.

Double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.

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Mar 23, 2009 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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Vista driver for Intel QX3 Microscope


Instruction for installing the QX3 or QX3+ Microscope with Vista

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.

DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Install the QX3PLUS.EXE software downloaded from Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng


Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/cs-016002.htm

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://hyperslug.s3.amazonaws.com/IntelQX3driverXP.zip


Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.

When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears, select "Locate and install driver software (Recommended)", a message "Installing device driver software" will appear. If you click on "details", you will see "Searching Windows Update", after a while you will be able to select "I don't have a disc. Show me other options" and browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The hardware should install successfully.

Double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.
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Jan 10, 2009 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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QX3 micrscope dont work with Vista


Uninstall the existing Intel microscope software and then follow the steps below.

Instruction for installing the QX3 or QX3+ Microscope with Vista

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.

DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Install the QX3PLUS.EXE software downloaded from Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng


Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/cs-016002.htm

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://hyperslug.s3.amazonaws.com/IntelQX3driverXP.zip


Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.

When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears, select "Locate and install driver software (Recommended)", a message "Installing device driver software" will appear. If you click on "details", you will see "Searching Windows Update", after a while you will be able to select "I don't have a disc. Show me other options" and browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The hardware should install successfully.

Double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.
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Dec 16, 2008 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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Need cd rom


You can download the software for Windows 2000 and XP from the Intel support site:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng

If you have Vista, follow these steps:

Instruction for installing the QX3 or QX3+ Microscope with Vista

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.

DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Install the QX3PLUS.EXE software downloaded from Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng


Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/cs-016002.htm

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://hyperslug.s3.amazonaws.com/IntelQX3driverXP.zip


Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.

When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears, select "Locate and install driver software (Recommended)", a message "Installing device driver software" will appear. If you click on "details", you will see "Searching Windows Update", after a while you will be able to select "I don't have a disc. Show me other options" and browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The hardware should install successfully.

Double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.
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Dec 07, 2008 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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I need the driver for my Intel Play QX3 for Vista


This works on my Vista system.

Instruction for installing the QX3 Microscope with Vista

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.

DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Install the QX3+ downloaded from Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng


Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL Codecs software from:

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/cs-016002.htm

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://hyperslug.s3.amazonaws.com/IntelQX3driverXP.zip


Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.

When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears, select "Locate and install driver software (Recommended)", a message "Installing device driver software" will appear. If you click on "details", you will see "Searching Windows Update", after a while you will be able to select "I don't have a disc. Show me other options" and browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The hardware should install successfully.

Double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.

Oct 26, 2008 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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