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Topic: Newbie totally stuck. I am an IT guy and I did my due dilegence. (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

dreydreydrey

May 25, 2012, 05:26 am Last Edit: May 25, 2012, 05:40 am by dreydreydrey Reason: 1
Hi, I am an IT guy and I don't post or ask for help frivolously.  I have spent about 6 hours troubleshooting and have gotten nowhere.  I have Blink ver 1.0.1 (I think that is what the interface software is called) and I am launching the program as Administrator, I have an Arduino 2560 board R:3, I am running Win 7 Pro SP1 x32 bit, and verified that I can see com port 6 as the board.  I have the Ethernet shield attached to the mother board if that is relevant.  I am trying to run the Blink example, when I click Verify -> Upload, and I am getting the status message "Done uploading" and in the log field area all it says is "Binary sketch size..." with no error messages in either.  But nothing happens with the board LEDs.  Can someone please tell me where to start?  I am willing to pay someone via PayPal if they are willing to help me get this working and help me through a temperature sensor project.  If it helps, I just purchased the board at RadioShack.
Thanks,
Drey

JChristensen

Which LEDs are you looking at? It'll be the one labeled "L" on the Arduino board that should blink.

JoeO

Try this:  Remove the shield and see what happens...

It looks like the L LED is on the same pin as an Arduino Uno


kf2qd

Are you clicking VERIFY or UPLOAD as they are 2 different functions. Verify only checks the code so you can check the syntax and such. Upload compiles the code and then attempt to upload it. Do you have the correct board selected?

I have been an IT guy and it it always the basic stuff that causes the most trouble...

perhof


Are you clicking VERIFY or UPLOAD as they are 2 different functions. Verify only checks the code so you can check the syntax and such. Upload compiles the code and then attempt to upload it. Do you have the correct board selected?


Verify alone would not render the "Upload Complete" message so upload seems to be ok to me.

The LEDs that should blink are the "L" LED on the Arduino board and the same LED on the Ethernet shield in case there is one (I'm not sure there is one on the R3 shield. Have a peek underneath the shield to see if something's blinking.
A LED attached to pin D13 on either the Arduino or the shield should also blink.

Otherwise I second what JoeO said: Remove the shield and check if it works without the shield.


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