I just purchased your PICKit3 from ebay. Received it yesterday. Wonder if you can help me with a technical problem. I am familiar with the ICD3 but never used PICKit3. I am using the Pickit 3 with MPLAB IPE to load a hex file. The chip is a 16F877A. Hex is loaded successfully in the software. Power is selected from Pickit 3 device. I get this error. The target circuit may require more power than the debug tool can provide. An external power supply might be necessary. This error occurs on both MPLAB X IDE and MPLAB IPE. I understand that the current limit on the Pickit 3 is 30mA. I am only using the programmer to hold the chip. Am I doing something wrong? Or the device cannot power a 16F877A?
Firstly I would like to inform you that, currently we are not selling PICKit3 though any platforms. Now we are selling only PICKit2 now. You can provide external power to the circuit/ic if the programmer is not able to provide that much current.