OK. Bought another 3.3v 8Hmz Mini-Pro + USBasp programmer lead from Bitsbox.Nope... still totally ignores it....
I just cannot get any of my CH34xx Mini Pro's to program any more....Doing what I usually do - use an UNO to program them with. TX-TX, RX-RX, 5V to 5V and ground to ground.Reset to reset doesn't seem to work, not does playing around with the DTR pin on the Mini pro....Yet, I can appear to write the code to the UNO.
HelloI am doing all of the above.
I got the USBasp to work on the 5v Mini-Pro's, but you can't use the serial monitor with them.
That's correct. The USBASP is just a programmer, it doesn't have a USB-Serial function.On that topic, if you've used the USBADP to program the Pro Mini then it will have removed the bootloader from the Pro Mini, and so you won't be able to use Serial to upload anyway.
Please post a link to the mini-pros. There is confusing about mini-pros and pro-minis.
You say Mini-pros (knock off ones) don't have CH340's on them? How come I have always had to use CH340 drivers to program them in the past? Hmm.
I just used my Uno to restore the bootloaders on my Pro's.