Arduino Nano knockoff.

Morning gents. I recently purchased an arduino nano from china for £3. It uses the ch340g chip, I installed the drivers from CH341SER.EXE - 南京沁恒微电子股份有限公司 . However I had no luck. I've been searching for hours and am contemplating smashing the thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

read through this first.

Arduino troubleshooting for beginners.doc (372 KB)

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Figured out the error guy and gals. The bootloader circuit diagram showed a unipolar ceramic plate capacitor. I was using a bipolar electrolytic... the polarity was wrong :confused: