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Hi, i bought  ATMEGA168-20PU  and  tried to put bootloader  with a Diecimila board and a parallel programer, but every time i try to "burn" i get:
avrdude: AVR device not responding
avrdude: initialization failed, rc=-1
avrdude: Yikes!  Invalid device signature.
avrdude: Expected signature for ATMEGA168 is 1E 94 06
avrdude: AVR device not responding
avrdude: verification error, first mismatch at byte 0x0000
        0x00 != 0x07
avrdude: verification error; content mismatch

ive tried another atmega168 but still the same error msg.

im using windows 7 and 0017
please help  :-/

Johan Adler

Has the programmer worked for you before? What kind of a programmer is it? Can you use it from the Arduino IDE?

What exactly is the commandline you are using? I am not sure whether the ATmega 168 and 168p has different signatures, if they do you might try specifying the version that you have not yet tried.


the programmer works, once i did burn on atmega8 bootloader,  
the  letters "pu" means its DIP package i think


Hi, just wondering


the programmer works, once i did burn on atmega8 bootloader,  

....but does it work on windows7, too?


tried  under ubuntu avrdude  but same result... none..  i think the ltp port has burned out

Johan Adler

"lpt" -- is it a parallell port programmer, then? Homebuilt?

PU in this case is the package, I believe, but there are also two versions of the 168, plain old 168 and new Picopower 168p. They may or may not have different signatures.


yes the programmer is the one from the arduino site with the  3 resistors, i dont think this p will make a diference , i ll buy a  usb to  lpt  and try it out, hope this time it works

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