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Topic: Genuine Arduino Nano Rev 3.0 FTDI coms chip problem (Read 137 times) previous topic - next topic

Walltree

Jul 03, 2018, 02:38 pm Last Edit: Jul 04, 2018, 10:17 am by Walltree
Hi,

I recently received a brand new genuine Arduino Nano rev 3.0 board and for the life of me I can not get it to communicate with the Arduino 1.8.5 IDE via USB port.

The Nano comes with a FTDI FT232RL chip and all it does is blink it's Pin13 LED indicating to me (at least) that it should have a bootloader preinstalled.

I also tested the USB cable and IDE with another cheaper Nano clone (from ELEGOO) which uses the CH340G coms chip and it programs just fine. This tells me that my IDE and USB cable is in working order.

I have fiddled with all of the IDE Tool settings, played with the advanced com-port settings in Device Manager, installed the latest driver from the FTDI website and for the hell of it I reinstalled the IDE. I even tried using an Arduino UNO as a bootloader using the 6-pin ISP on the Nano.

I'm posting this really to see if other people have experienced this problem with their Arduino Nano's or if you ever managed to find a solution.

I have attached a screen grab of the error message.


Tnx,
Andreas
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myINPUT > myOUTPUT

pert

You need to update to the latest version of Arduino AVR Boards to upload to new official Arduino Nanos:
  • Tools > Board > Boards Manager
  • Wait for downloads to finish.
  • Click on "Arduino AVR Boards".
  • Click "Update"
  • Wait for update to finish.
  • Click "Close".


After doing this you will be able to upload to the official Nano but you will not be able to upload to the clone. To upload to the clone you need to select Tools > Processor > ATmega328P (Old Bootloader), then to go back to uploading to the official Nano: Tools > Processor > ATmega328P.

Walltree

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Jul 03, 2018, 03:09 pm Last Edit: Jul 03, 2018, 03:28 pm by Walltree
Thanks Pert. You are a gentleman and a genius! PROBLEM SOLVED and really useful to know for next time when working with cloned boards.

Funny thing is I thought it had done all the updates in the Board Manager esp. after reinstalling the IDE (but clearly not) so I just tried it after my post went out and yes it now works. Unfortunately I was unable to delete my post in time. Arduino AVR Boards Version 1.6.21 is now installed and working.

Experience is, after all, a learning process.

Andreas
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myINPUT > myOUTPUT

ieee488

PROBLEM SOLVED and really useful to know for next time when working with cloned boards.

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Funny thing is I thought it had done all the updates in the Board Manager esp. after reinstalling the IDE (but clearly not) so I just tried it after my post went out and yes it now works.
The clones will have the new bootloader when the existing supply with the old bootloader dries up.


 It is possible to update Board Manager without updating IDE.


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westfw

You could also update the bootloader in any clones you have...

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