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lastchancename

Jul 05, 2019, 11:30 am Last Edit: Jul 22, 2019, 06:56 am by lastchancename
If you're new, or learning the Arduino ropes, it can be hard to get started.
Along with many good tutorials here and elsewhere - there is a section where you may explore or present guides that might help others.

Introductory Tutorials

Forum Etiquette

Not a place to ask questions, but somewhere to browse for hints and techniques.
Experienced responders have a nose for laziness, (they were beginners once)... Sure, there are trolls, chest-beaters, and pretenders - but the help you'll get here is about as good as it gets - if you try to help youself!.

ballscrewbob

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Dec 06, 2019, 02:36 pm Last Edit: Dec 08, 2019, 07:07 pm by ballscrewbob
Could you take a few moments to Learn How To Use The Forum.
It will help you get the best out of the forum.

COMMON ISSUES
  • Check you have a COMMON GROUND where required.
  • Where possible use USB 2.0 ports or a USB 2.0 POWERED HUB to rule out USB 3.0 issues.
  • Try other computers where possible.
  • Try other USB leads where possible.
  • You may not have the correct driver installed. CH340/341 or CP2102
  • There may be a problem with the board check your wiring first.
  • Remove any items connected to pins 0 and 1.

COMPUTER RELATED
  • close any other serial programs before opening the IDE.
  • Ensure you turn off any additional security / antivirus just to test.
  • There may be a problem with the PC try RESTARTING it.
  • You may be selecting the wrong COM port.
  • Avoid cloud/network based installations where possible OR ensure your Network/Cloud software is RUNNING.
  • Clear your browsers CACHE.
  • Close the IDE before using any other serial programs.
  • Preferably install IDE's as ADMINISTRATOR or your OS equivalent

Arduino specific boards
  • CH340/341 based clones do not report useful information to the "get board info" button.
  • NANO (Old Types) some require you to use the OLD BOOTLOADER option.
  • NANO (New Types) See the specific sections lower in the forum.
  • NANO (New Types) Install your board CORE's.
  • Unless using EXTERNAL PROGRAMMERS please leave the IDE selection at default "AVRISP mkII".

CREATE editor install locations.
  • On macOs ~/Applications/ArduinoCreateAgent-1.1/ArduinoCreateAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/config.ini
  • On Linux ~/ArduinoCreateAgent-1.1/config.ini
  • On Windows C:\Users[your user]\AppData\Roaming\ArduinoCreateAgent-1.1

Performing the above actions may help resolve your problem without further help.

Language problem ?
Try a language closer to your native language:


Thanks to all those who helped and added to this list.
It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google (who would have thunk it ! ) or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

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