Old Pro Minis

I have some old Pro Minis that work well with the 1.0.6 but not so much with the new version, how can I get it to work with the new version is there a library or something I can add?

tonkadragon: work well with the 1.0.6 but not so much with the new version

Please explain the problem you are having.

Which version of the Arduino IDE are you using?

Which operating system do you have?

Operating system is windows 10 and trying to run the mini's on the latest version 1.6.8 and I am getting an error message of problem uploading to the board. Thanks

tonkadragon:
I am getting an error message of problem uploading to the board.

Please do the following:

  • File > Preferences > Verbose output during: upload(check)
  • Sketch > Upload - wait for the upload to fail.
  • Click Copy error messages button on the right side of the orange bar
  • Paste the error messages into a comment here using code tags(</> button on the toolbar)

Common problem. 1.6.8 w/ Win10 has serial issues. They make the port busy.

Someone should make a sticky on this to save a lot of people grief - or at [u]least[/u] acknowledge the existence of 1.6.8 and have a common place to report and find problems.

I could not get to copy but it reads "Problem loading to board" but after reading further it may be something up with the com port . The port is usualy named port 5 but when I use my other Arduino it says it is com port 3 but it works still. When I try the mini it says it is com port 8 and I get the "Problem loading to board" message. Do you think that may be the problem?

tonkadragon: it reads "Problem loading to board"

If you follow my instructions in my last comment it would say much more than just "Problem loading to board". That really doesn't give us enough to go on to help you much. As @bHogan said, there is a bug with Arduino IDE 1.6.8 and Windows that may be the cause of your problem so you could try using 1.6.7 instead to see if that solves it.

EUREKA 1.6.7 worked and the port it was not changing the board port like the uno was I had to change it on the sketch board manually and the code went through. Thanks for all the help

Glad to hear it's working for you! The bug in Arduino IDE 1.6.8 has already been fixed so when 1.6.9 is released you should be able to update your IDE without encountering the issue again.