Hey everyone, I’m rather new to the arduino world so please work with me here.
I have an Esplora and am running Windows 7 on my machine. For the month that I’ve had the Esplora, I’ve had no issues connecting and talking to the computer. However, yesterday I was trying to connect a display board. While I was troubleshooting, the IDE informed me that it could no longer find the Esplora. I double checked settings, tried restarting, reinstalling, switched chords and ports, etc, to no avail. While trying to update drivers, I realized that the Esplora was not showing up in the device manager. When I plug it into the computer, it actually recognizes the Esplora and tries to find the driver, but then indicates that the device has been unplugged even though it hasn’t (see attached error message). Keep in mind this has happened multiple times with different chords and ports. Throughout the whole time, nothing shows up in the device manager. Also, the power light on the Esplora does indeed come on and the light marked with an “L” also blinks a few times after being plugged in.
From what I’ve read, this seems like a hardware issue, anyone want to confirm or deny this? I couldn’t think of how having the display plugged in incorrectly could have fried the esplora itself, but I’m no expert. A post describing a similar issue on another type of board (http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=138282.0) pointed me to this potential solution: http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/DFUProgramming8U2 Is there any corollary to the Esplora in all that?