I've been trying to run my new RP2040 but I can't see any COM port in my computer.
I tried the double reset; the Jump wire between GND and REC. I haven´t tried the Blink.ino.elf.uf2 because no massive storage device appears in my computer... all i said was on BETA 2.0.0.
(I used 3 different USB Cables)
In 1.8.16, when i go to boards manager... it doesn't appear RP2040 board. I have tried in 1.8.12 and the same result.
I'm using Windows 8. I didn't find any new in the forum.
Thank you for your help.
I tried your suggestion about hold down the button and release it. It didn't work. Thank you for your suggestion anyways.
About the board manager: In IDE 1.8.16, the Arduino Mbed OS enabled-boards doesn't show me the Arduino Connect board. Only appear Portenta H7 and Arduino 33 BLE. IDK why...
As I said, I was using Windows 8 and apparently with an only charge cable. (Thanks @sterretje)
I got a very trashy Windows 10 computer and the arduino board worked with the @Grumpy_Mike 's suggestion (hold the button down and release)... I found the COM Port. and I was able to upload a blink sketch (little modifications in order to identify the new program) and... that´s been it.
By the way...after that I used the correct cable, the same trick in my Windows 8 and nothing happened...
Yes, just calling it a RP2040 means that it is the original Raspberry offering, The chip and the board having the same name. It was the original and like all originals there is no need to add a qualifier.
For third party boards using the chip you would say the board and the chip. So for the Arduino variant you would say "Arduino connect RP2040".
This post wasted a lot of my time, and is wrong for Windows systems
The Arduino Nano RP2040 should, and can, have a COM port, and not an Unknown Device. While you can fire up the boot loader and push things that way it really isn't well integrated into the IDE on Windows like it is on the Mac. Having a COM port also facilitates the Serial Monitor to work.
What is needed is an .INF file that associates the VID/PID of the board with a USB Serial Class driver, and NONE of the Arduino packages, .BAT files actually deliver this.