I'm trying to burn a bootloader on to two new Atmega328p chips I recently bought. I always get an invalid signature error.
In a terminal window I write: (I know this isn't for actually burning the bootloader)
avrdude -c usbtiny -p m328p -v -F
and I get:
Programmer Type : USBtiny
Description : USBtiny simple USB programmer, http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/
avrdude: programmer operation not supported
avrdude: Using SCK period of 10 usec
avrdude: initialization failed, rc=-1
avrdude: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions
avrdude: Device signature = 0x000000
avrdude: Yikes! Invalid device signature.
avrdude: Expected signature for ATMEGA328P is 1E 95 0F
I have also tried using Arduino as ISP with the same results.
Before I tried burning the bootloader to the chip using the Arduino IDE (programmer set to USBtiny) I wrote the line above in a terminal window and it read the fuse bits successfully.
Did I brick my atmega chips?