I am having some troubles with connecting my Arduino Mega 2560 to my laptop. It's one I got from school, and I think it is a fake Chinese copy.
Here's some info about my problem: - the 'Serial Ports' from the Arduino IDE's tools menu is greyed out; - In device manager, the Arduino Mega isn't under Ports(COM&LPT), but it's under 'other devices' and it's called 'Unknown device'; - I tried uninstalling the IDE entirely and reinstalling it, but it doesn't do anything. -I also have an original UNO, which works normally.
I first thought that it was just a broken copy, but I have my doubts. It has worked for 3 months and suddenly it doesn't.
I know that there are several older topics that address the same problem, however, those answers didn't solve my problem.
I hope someone knows the answer to my problem.