Arduino Nano board not showing up in boards drop down menu

not sure if this is where to ask this but I am very new to the arduino community and I just bought some nanos for some projects. I went to program one tonight and there is no audio nano board selection in the drop down menu. I have installed the arduino air boards package but I only get two selection under air boards (Arduino Uno and Arduino Mega.

how do I have the board show up in my boards menu. I don't have a problem with com ports as it shows up I just can't select Arduino nano.

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if they are CLONE NANO then carry on reading below.


These steps may also save you some unnecessary time and effort in the forum.

  • Always provide as much detail as possible to your issue it may be important.
  • If applicable provide your SKETCH inside CODE TAGS ( </> ) or a CREATE share link.
  • If applicable provide a schematic even if hand drawn.
  • Ensure you turn off any additional security / antivirus just to test.
  • 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.
  • Avoid cloud/network based installations where possible OR ensure your Network/Cloud software is RUNNING.
  • You may not have the correct driver installed. CH340/341 or CP2102
  • There may be a problem with the PC try RESTARTING it.
  • You may be selecting the wrong COM port.
  • There may be a problem with the board check your wiring first.
  • Remove any items connected to pins 0 and 1.
  • Clear your browsers CACHE.
  • Close the IDE before using any other serial programs.
  • Check you have a COMMON GROUND where required.
  • Preferably install IDE’s as ADMINISTRATOR or your OS equivalent

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