This has occurred since receiving the device, I'm getting the feeling it shipped without the magic smoke. As soon as the lilypad is plugged into my computer it starts to make a subtle high pitch whining sound almost like what you would expect to hear from a dc wall adapter. The two smd leds alternate in the following manner unmarked (pin 13?) twice, rx once. To me it looks like it is constantly resetting.
It takes a while for the ide to recognize the serial port its on, but I made sure the board and port were set right. When I try to upload the tx and rx will light but ultimately it feel as though it is interrupted by the odd blink sequence described above with vary frequencies of hissing. Then followed by this message from the ide.
Binary sketch size: 4,600 bytes (of a 28,672 byte maximum) processing.app.debug.RunnerException: Couldn’t find a Leonardo on the selected port. Check that you have the correct port selected. If it is correct, try pressing the board's reset button after initiating the upload. at processing.app.debug.AvrdudeUploader.uploadViaBootloader(AvrdudeUploader.java:152) at processing.app.debug.AvrdudeUploader.uploadUsingPreferences(AvrdudeUploader.java:67) at processing.app.Sketch.upload(Sketch.java:1671) at processing.app.Sketch.exportApplet(Sketch.java:1627) at processing.app.Sketch.exportApplet(Sketch.java:1599) at processing.app.Editor$DefaultExportHandler.run(Editor.java:2380) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:722)
Tried the reset after initiating the upload I managed to upload a sketch once a couple of days ago but was unable to repeat the same upload. Is the lilypad usb supposed to hiss? I just get the feeling its cooked I got this for christmas... do you think sparkfun would trade me for a working one?