I’m unable to connect to the Arduino Mini (Atmega 328) with mini usb adapter. Correct board and port selected. In fact, when I switch back to an arduino UNO, I can communicate just fine so I’m pretty sure its not the cable or port selection or any of the usual suspects. After putting in many hours, I even ordered a new Arduino Mini and a new Mini USB adapter. Got the same result.
Attached is a picture of the setup which is (I hope) a duplicate of the circuit shown in the Getting Started guide to the Arduino Mini (http://arduino.cc/it/Guide/ArduinoMini).
When I try to upload the simple Blink example, it freezes during upload. If I upload holding the shift key I get the following error:
avrdude: usbdev_open(): did not find any USB device “usb”
Operating System: Windows XP
I’m at wits end.
Thanks for any help.