I am brand new to the group and I just purchased a used Variax 500 with a POD XT Live. I am using an HP laptop with windows 7. I have downloaded the workbench program as well as line 6 Monkey and have connectivity from the PC to both the Variax and POD XT. i upgraded the Version on the XT and tried to reset the Variax back to the original patches but only succeeded in losing all of the patches.
I found your website (Thank you) and the patch exchange and tried to upload the patches (Bundles) into the Variax with the POD XT. IF I use the Sync feature, I get an error message telling me that the Variax is not responding. Workbench suggest I power off the XT and power it back on, go back into workbench and hit refresh. Doing this shows that the program is writing to the Variax but after it is complete I still have no patches. The Variax was working with no issues and the XT seems to be fine. I have all of the normal amps and effects working. Sorry to be so long winded but I am a technician and hope this explains everything. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.