my brand new Pro Micro with an ATmega32U4 5V 16MHz doesn’t get recognized by PC and the IDE.
First off, after plugging it in first time, windows reported that a new device is being installed, and was installed as a Arduino Leonardo, even though I didn’t previously install drivers as noted on sparkfun’s website.
Afterwards, I installed the needed drivers for Windows, later for IDE too. And afterwards, Leonardo disappeard, and an “uknown device” in the Device manager appeard - installing drivers results in a failure every single time.
After this, my Pro Micro gets recognized as an unknown device by Windows everytime I plug it into the PC.
In the IDE, the Arduino is seen as being on port COM1 always, no matter which port I actually really use.
Later (for whatever reason) I uninstalled the “Uknown device” device in the Device manager. And I’m here.
Really confused, and by uploading the code, nothing really happens, the green progeess bar just fills up and stays like that until a few minutes, until it pukes out an error: “avrdude: error: programmer did not respond to command: exit bootloader”. The sketch doesn’t really matter, even empty ones don’t do anything different.
What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance!