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Pioneer DDJ SX Install Firmware Windows 10

I just bought a Pioneer DDJ SX on Craigslist. The controller powers up just fine. I'm trying to install the drivers and firmware so I can DJ with Serato / Rekordbox on my laptop. 

The driver installs without error. I put my SX into update mode by pressing sync + cue + power button. The master level lights start blinking. I have Java installed. When I try to run the .jar file to install the firmware, I get an error:

Updater Program: Your DDJ-SX is not connected.

The DDJ SX is powered up in update mode and I have a USB A to B cable connecting the controller to my PC. When I plug in the cable (which is brand new) I can hear feedback produced from the speakers connected on my RCA cables so I imagine the cable is being recognized by the controller. 

The USB port also must work fine because other devices I plug in are recognized.

I see that the driver explicitly specifies compatibility with Windows 10. Does the firmware not support Windows 10? 

I am on a 16 GB RAM Lenovo. Intel quad core i7 8th generation processor. 500 GB of solid state storage + 2 GB dedicated Nvidia graphics card.

Could it be that the USB A to B cable is the wrong cable? It seems to fit and it is brand new.

 

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Anyone out there using Serato or Rekordbox on Windows 10 on a used Pioneer DDJ SX who had to go through these steps?

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Also, this is not quite applicable yet, but I figure if I can get the most up to date firmware installed, I will be able to use the most up to date versions of Serato and Rekordbox as well? Can I use my SX with the free versions of these software or will I need to purchase a license?

Thanks!

Jordan Cahill

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Chances are the USB cable is just fine, and the updater certainly does work with Windows 10. I would first boot the SX normally to see if the hardware is being by the Windows device manager. If it appears on the list without a yellow exclamation mark, then it should be okay for updating.

When launching the updater, try right-clicking on the JAR to run it, and select "Run as Administrator."

As for your other question about software, you'll be able to use Serato DJ Pro for free, but rekordbox would only be available as the trial for 30 days, or require a purchase of the rekordbox dj plus-pack.

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Ah so um it was just the USB port!! Sorry for the long post haha. I tried to cover all the bases but missed the most obvious one. If your USB port looks like this ... get it replaced!

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Yikes! Yeah, that'll ruin your day for sure! You may be able to get away without repairing the board / port, so long as you bend the pins just a bit in the right direction, and take caution when connecting the cable. I have a CDJ-2000 that looks like that, but it still works if I'm gentle!

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