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AceTK

Feb 05, 2013, 02:11 pm Last Edit: Feb 05, 2013, 02:25 pm by AceTK Reason: 1
Hi All,

The other week I ordered 3 more 328p chips because the AVR MKII said that my existing 2 chips would not program and the arduino software gave the "not in sync" error too.  The chips arrived today and so far here is what happens:

1. Fresh 328p with uno bootloader and blink inserted into uno.
2. AVR MKII plugged into header and usb to uno connected
3. Uno pin 13 starts flashing then goes solid once AVRMKII usb is connected
4. Try to use arduino ide to use MKII to flash bootloader and get error below.
5. The 328p is now bricked and pin13 will never turn off.


"bad AVRISPmkII connection status: Unknown status 0x00 avrdude"


I have a feeling that the MKII has gone bad. So far in total I've bricked 4 chips. With 1 left I'm not sure what to do. My finger is hovering over the purchasing a new one but I thought id at least get everyone elses take on what it might be.

Thanks
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fungus


With 1 left I'm not sure what to do.


Put it in the Arduino and set it up for "Arduino as ISP" then put one of the others in a breadboard and check it out.
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AceTK

Ok connected and done. How should I check it out it still seems to be jammed with pin13 on?
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CrossRoads

Do you have the MKii drivers installed? They are buried in the IDE folders.
You also have to power the board when using it, the MKii only senses the voltage on the ICSP header, it does not provide power.
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retrolefty


Do you have the MKii drivers installed? They are buried in the IDE folders.
You also have to power the board when using it, the MKii only senses the voltage on the ICSP header, it does not provide power.


I though only drivers for the various USB serial converter chips where included in the IDE standard disturbution. Are you sure USB drivers are included to support the various hardware programmer supported by the IDE (other then arduinoISP sketch of course)?

I know I had to find and download a USB driver for my USBtiny hardware programmer.

Lefty

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