Thanks for the help.
I have just returned from going to the closest town.
I managed to come back with charger and batteries.
I hope you got 8 batteries?
No plug converter. I have some other gear here that I can make a cord from and will do this after the post.
'Plug convertor'? What is that for? What 'cord' is it that you are planning to make? Did you leave a cord at home as well as the LiION battery charger?
Which controler software should I download?
When I load the one that was sent on the CD, everytime I open the program I get the message that it has a problem and needs to close. I had been using it anyway, just not paying attention to the close message.
When I think back to when I tried to shoot a Mosaic - it shot what the controler had on the display.
It had the top row and that is all. So, when I make a new cord for it and hook the controler to the camera, how will that fix anything?
I hope we are not adding to your confusion with our messages.
The Touch panel controller and Papywizard are two quite separate, different, alternative ways of controlling the Merlin head.
The Touch panel controller needs to be connected to a PC via USB to 'program' it, and then connected with a cable to the hand controller socket on the Merlin when you wish to shoot a pano. So you should have received a cable to connect the Touch controller to the hand contoller socket on the Merlin and a cable to connect the Touch controller to the camera (and I guess a USB cable to connect the Touch controller to the PC to 'program' it).
As I understand it you are experiencing software problems with the software supplied on CD-ROM with the Touch controller to program it from your PC - is that correct? I don't think that software is available for download is it?
As for the bluetooth there is no Toshiba stack installed. It seems that the software on the CD did not install the driver and when I boot the system with the dongle pluged in I get a message that there is an unrecognizable device pluged in. There is no difference in the message If I Plug it in while the computer is already running.
Bluetooth is only relevant for controlling the Merlin head using Papywizard. You need a BT device on either end of the connection. One device which has a short attached/integrated cable plugs into the hand controller socket on the Merlin head and if using a PC at the other end you'll need either built-in BT or a USB BT 'dongle'.
Do you have both devices?
You will also need a cable to connect from the Snap connector on the Merlin head to the camera. For you camera this needs to have 2.5mm jacks on both ends, whereas the cable to connect the Touch controller to the camera will have a 3.5mm jack on one end and a 2.5mm jack on the other end.
A USB BT 'dongle' for the PC should install automatically using the standard Windows BT drivers - you should not need to install any software.
It seems to me I need to start from the begining somehow. If I could get a download for the controler that would most likely be the one I need and a driver for the bluetooth I might be in business.
If you are gpoing to be using the Touch controller then BT doesn't enter into the picture at all.
BT is only relevant if you wish to use Papywizard to control the Merlin head.
In just a little bit the batteries and cord will not be an issue. I can't imagine how that will fix the orders the contrilloer is sending to the camera.
I suggest to follow Klaus advice and re-install that software for 'programming' the Touch controller.