NANO Every not appearing in Port

On a Mac M1 Mini (OS 11.3 and Arduino IDE 1.8.13)) and a MacBook Air (OS 11.2.3 and Arduino IDE 1.8.10) the Nano Every no longer appears in the Port menu, but it did, in both, a week ago. In both, the Board is Arduino Nano Every. I pulled a new Every out of a sealed Arduino box, and it, too, does not appear in the Port menu. Both UNOs and Nano 33 BLEs work exactly as expected, and can be programmed. I don’t think there has been an OS update installed in either Mac since the Everys were working. Am I missing something obvious? Other posted problems about Every do not seem to apply here…

Are you using the same USB cable on the Nano Every as you have had success with on the Nano 33 BLE? A very common cause of problems is those pesky charge-only USB cables that don't have the data lines connected.

Also, make sure the USB cable is fully inserted into the USB jacks. On a new board, it can take a little bit of extra pressure to get it all the way in and make the data line connections.

pert Arduino Team
May 10
Are you using the same USB cable on the Nano Every as you have had success with on the Nano 33 BLE? A very common cause of problems is those pesky charge-only USB cables that don't have the data lines connected.

Problem is resolved, and it’s all my fault (I think). One other brand new cable showed the same results (no evidence of the board at the Port menu item) and was the reason I posted, but a third new cable makes the connection now, and all is normal.

Two cables that do not work on the Everys do work on the 33 BLE. That is passing strange, to say the least.

Thank you for your help, and I’m sorry for not having looked deeper into the cable rabbit-hole…

t

You're welcome. I'm glad to hear it's working now. Enjoy!
Per