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HI all,
I'm on my work machine and have plugged the mega in.

I have tried everything i can find to install the drivers, even redownloaded the arduino software (release 22) as well as the FTDI drivers sepretaly and followed the instructions here:
http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/AppNotes/AN_104_FTDI_Drivers_Installation_Guide_for_WindowsXP%28FT_000093%29.pdf

but no joy. When I plug it in, windows recognises it as a "Arduino Mega 2560" but it is under the "Other devices" node in device manager.

how do i install it so that the arduino programming GUI can see it (currently the serial port menu is greyed out)

thanks in advance

Steve
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The Mega 2560 doesn't use the FTDI drivers, so you are wasting your time ensuring that they are properly installed and functioning.
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i had this the other day, i installed the drivers from arduino 0022. then mine worked
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I fixed it, what i was doing was using the wrong folder, i needed to select "drivers" rather than any of the sub-folders and it worked first time smiley-grin

yipee! now all i need is a soldering iron and im away!
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i did the same fault of choosing sub folders, instd of "drivers".
now im done.
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