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smeezekitty

Try this
Plug in the Arduino
Choose the correct serial port
Open the serial monitor
Connect a wire between pins 0 and 1
Hold down the reset button while you type something in the serial monitor and press send.
Do you see what you typed in the serial monitor?
Avoid throwing electronics out as you or someone else might need them for parts or use.
Solid state rectifiers are the only REAL rectifiers.
Resistors for LEDS!

darkfall13

Yes I get a quick series of things that look like
Quote

Analog values:
196
195
191
197
200
197


and if I hold reset and type darkfall or yes or something they appear under the last "analog values" that were displayed.


Try this
Plug in the Arduino
Choose the correct serial port
Open the serial monitor
Connect a wire between pins 0 and 1
Hold down the reset button while you type something in the serial monitor and press send.
Do you see what you typed in the serial monitor?

smeezekitty

So it appears the FTDI chip is OK.
This is good because it is SUPER hard to change.
Avoid throwing electronics out as you or someone else might need them for parts or use.
Solid state rectifiers are the only REAL rectifiers.
Resistors for LEDS!

darkfall13

Other other things I can try? Everything I've read says a non-responsive unit can have any number of causes. I just don't know what else to try.

Terry King

Dark,
I think you've done a good thorough look at this.  It sounds like the Arduino board / Chip has some fault.

I would try to find someone with a XP machine to just rule out any obscure Vista problems.

Now, THERE's a poetic Microsoft offering:  "Obscure Vista"     8)
Regards, Terry King  ..On the Red Sea at KAUST.edu.sa
terry@yourduino.com  LEARN! DO! (Arduino Boards, Sensors, Parts @ http://yourduino.com

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