No Serial Response after burning bootloader

I burnt the boot loader on 25 TFQP atmega328P chips using Arduino as ISP, and it seems to have taken, as when I ran Gammon’s board detector sketch it gives me the following printout. However, I can’t load a sketch via FTDI. I’ve got decoupling caps, and I’ve tested all my wiring again and again.
Does the following info that I get from the board detector sketch show that I did get the boot loader on the chips?

Atmega chip detector.
Written by Nick Gammon.
Version 1.18
Compiled on Jun 6 2016 at 19:53:15 with Arduino IDE 10607.
Attempting to enter ICSP programming mode …
Entered programming mode OK.
Signature = 0x1E 0x95 0x0F
Processor = ATmega328P
Flash memory size = 32768 bytes.
LFuse = 0xFF
HFuse = 0xDE
EFuse = 0xFD
Lock byte = 0xCF
Clock calibration = 0x8C
Bootloader in use: Yes
EEPROM preserved through erase: No
Watchdog timer always on: No
Bootloader is 512 bytes starting at 7E00

Bootloader:

7E00: 0x11 0x24 0x84 0xB7 0x14 0xBE 0x81 0xFF 0xF0 0xD0 0x85 0xE0 0x80 0x93 0x81 0x00
7E10: 0x82 0xE0 0x80 0x93 0xC0 0x00 0x88 0xE1 0x80 0x93 0xC1 0x00 0x86 0xE0 0x80 0x93
7E20: 0xC2 0x00 0x80 0xE1 0x80 0x93 0xC4 0x00 0x8E 0xE0 0xC9 0xD0 0x25 0x9A 0x86 0xE0
7E30: 0x20 0xE3 0x3C 0xEF 0x91 0xE0 0x30 0x93 0x85 0x00 0x20 0x93 0x84 0x00 0x96 0xBB
7E40: 0xB0 0x9B 0xFE 0xCF 0x1D 0x9A 0xA8 0x95 0x81 0x50 0xA9 0xF7 0xCC 0x24 0xDD 0x24
7E50: 0x88 0x24 0x83 0x94 0xB5 0xE0 0xAB 0x2E 0xA1 0xE1 0x9A 0x2E 0xF3 0xE0 0xBF 0x2E
7E60: 0xA2 0xD0 0x81 0x34 0x61 0xF4 0x9F 0xD0 0x08 0x2F 0xAF 0xD0 0x02 0x38 0x11 0xF0
7E70: 0x01 0x38 0x11 0xF4 0x84 0xE0 0x01 0xC0 0x83 0xE0 0x8D 0xD0 0x89 0xC0 0x82 0x34
7E80: 0x11 0xF4 0x84 0xE1 0x03 0xC0 0x85 0x34 0x19 0xF4 0x85 0xE0 0xA6 0xD0 0x80 0xC0
7E90: 0x85 0x35 0x79 0xF4 0x88 0xD0 0xE8 0x2E 0xFF 0x24 0x85 0xD0 0x08 0x2F 0x10 0xE0
7EA0: 0x10 0x2F 0x00 0x27 0x0E 0x29 0x1F 0x29 0x00 0x0F 0x11 0x1F 0x8E 0xD0 0x68 0x01
7EB0: 0x6F 0xC0 0x86 0x35 0x21 0xF4 0x84 0xE0 0x90 0xD0 0x80 0xE0 0xDE 0xCF 0x84 0x36
7EC0: 0x09 0xF0 0x40 0xC0 0x70 0xD0 0x6F 0xD0 0x08 0x2F 0x6D 0xD0 0x80 0xE0 0xC8 0x16
7ED0: 0x80 0xE7 0xD8 0x06 0x18 0xF4 0xF6 0x01 0xB7 0xBE 0xE8 0x95 0xC0 0xE0 0xD1 0xE0
7EE0: 0x62 0xD0 0x89 0x93 0x0C 0x17 0xE1 0xF7 0xF0 0xE0 0xCF 0x16 0xF0 0xE7 0xDF 0x06
7EF0: 0x18 0xF0 0xF6 0x01 0xB7 0xBE 0xE8 0x95 0x68 0xD0 0x07 0xB6 0x00 0xFC 0xFD 0xCF
7F00: 0xA6 0x01 0xA0 0xE0 0xB1 0xE0 0x2C 0x91 0x30 0xE0 0x11 0x96 0x8C 0x91 0x11 0x97
7F10: 0x90 0xE0 0x98 0x2F 0x88 0x27 0x82 0x2B 0x93 0x2B 0x12 0x96 0xFA 0x01 0x0C 0x01
7F20: 0x87 0xBE 0xE8 0x95 0x11 0x24 0x4E 0x5F 0x5F 0x4F 0xF1 0xE0 0xA0 0x38 0xBF 0x07
7F30: 0x51 0xF7 0xF6 0x01 0xA7 0xBE 0xE8 0x95 0x07 0xB6 0x00 0xFC 0xFD 0xCF 0x97 0xBE
7F40: 0xE8 0x95 0x26 0xC0 0x84 0x37 0xB1 0xF4 0x2E 0xD0 0x2D 0xD0 0xF8 0x2E 0x2B 0xD0
7F50: 0x3C 0xD0 0xF6 0x01 0xEF 0x2C 0x8F 0x01 0x0F 0x5F 0x1F 0x4F 0x84 0x91 0x1B 0xD0
7F60: 0xEA 0x94 0xF8 0x01 0xC1 0xF7 0x08 0x94 0xC1 0x1C 0xD1 0x1C 0xFA 0x94 0xCF 0x0C
7F70: 0xD1 0x1C 0x0E 0xC0 0x85 0x37 0x39 0xF4 0x28 0xD0 0x8E 0xE1 0x0C 0xD0 0x85 0xE9
7F80: 0x0A 0xD0 0x8F 0xE0 0x7A 0xCF 0x81 0x35 0x11 0xF4 0x88 0xE0 0x18 0xD0 0x1D 0xD0
7F90: 0x80 0xE1 0x01 0xD0 0x65 0xCF 0x98 0x2F 0x80 0x91 0xC0 0x00 0x85 0xFF 0xFC 0xCF
7FA0: 0x90 0x93 0xC6 0x00 0x08 0x95 0x80 0x91 0xC0 0x00 0x87 0xFF 0xFC 0xCF 0x80 0x91
7FB0: 0xC0 0x00 0x84 0xFD 0x01 0xC0 0xA8 0x95 0x80 0x91 0xC6 0x00 0x08 0x95 0xE0 0xE6
7FC0: 0xF0 0xE0 0x98 0xE1 0x90 0x83 0x80 0x83 0x08 0x95 0xED 0xDF 0x80 0x32 0x19 0xF0
7FD0: 0x88 0xE0 0xF5 0xDF 0xFF 0xCF 0x84 0xE1 0xDE 0xCF 0x1F 0x93 0x18 0x2F 0xE3 0xDF
7FE0: 0x11 0x50 0xE9 0xF7 0xF2 0xDF 0x1F 0x91 0x08 0x95 0x80 0xE0 0xE8 0xDF 0xEE 0x27
7FF0: 0xFF 0x27 0x09 0x94 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0x04 0x04

MD5 sum of bootloader = 0xFB 0xF4 0x9B 0x7B 0x59 0x73 0x7F 0x65 0xE8 0xD0 0xF8 0xA5 0x08 0x12 0xE7 0x9F
Bootloader name: optiboot_atmega328

First 256 bytes of program memory:

0: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
10: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
20: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
30: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
40: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
50: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
60: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
70: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
80: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
90: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
A0: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
B0: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
C0: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
D0: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
E0: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF
F0: 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF

Programming mode off.

I got it!
Too Tired - I just had the DTR line hooked up the the reset pin on the Atmega. I totally forgot about the resistor to +5 volts, and the 0.1uF cap in between. :slight_smile:

I had the same issue some days ago and fixed it exactly the way you did. But that time I am unaware of how to do it :slight_smile: