Just attempted to connect a new leonardo board to my laptop and it doesn't seem to want to work with it. The usual bleep noise you'd expect to hear when connecting hardware via a usb port does not happen and the board does not show up on the device manager (The ports section does not show up on my laptop so i can't update the driver as recommended by some people). On the arduino software, the ports option under tools is also greyed out. Not sure if this is a separate or related issue to the board not connecting.
I've tried the board on two laptops (my win7 and another, which was win8) with the same outcome on both. I'm certain this a common issue but i'm fairly new to this and iv'e tried a couple of solutions which haven't seemed to work.
Thanks in advance for any help.