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Topic: "Genuine "vs Chinese clone  (Read 626 times) previous topic - next topic


I went to my local electronics supplier and bought a genuine Arduino Uno.  After a week of frustration I was was still trying to get it to be recognised by my computer.  I scoured this forum ,the internet, downloaded Flick, changed drivers numerous times, burned a new bootloader, changed the cable, tried another computer etc etc.. Believe me I tried everything. Being a compulsive  obsessive I even bought a new Atmel 32 chip. Nothing worked. I started losing sleep, waking up at 3am.
Eventually I went back to my dealer and asked for another Uno.  Luckily he didn't have the genuine article in stock but offered me a Chinese clone at half the price.  Took it home, plugged it into my computer and it worked straight away!!  One happy chappy!!  Will now go for the cheaper option first!


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