I'm working with 3D printers for my first co-op term and am new to Arduino use. I am having trouble communication with my board even after watching many tutorials.
When I plug it in with my USB cable the LED does not light up, and the Arduino software will not allow me to select a port. Also, when I go to Device Manager the "Ports & COMs" option does not appear so I have no way of determining which COM my Arduino is using.
I'm thinking this means I am lacking power for the Arduino and should try an adapter, am missing something with my driver files, or have a bad board (possibly bad USB?).
Any help would be greatly appreciated, the area I'm most foggy with is drivers and could see myself having made a mistake there.