I ordered a new Arduino NG from Sparkfun and like many others, I am having trouble getting it to work under Windows XP. I have tried the steps from the various posts in the forum, none of which seem to help. I consistently get "Programmer is not responding".
Hardware & OS: 1) Toshiba M200, WinXP, USB 2.0 2) Fujitsu B2620, WinXP, USB 1.1 3) Fujitsu P1510D, WinXP, USB 2.0
Baud rate: 1) 9600 2) 19200 Made corresponding changes both in Device Manager for the port and in %APPDATA%\Arduino\Preferences.txt. Made sure Arduino was closed when editing the file.
Arduino versions: 1) Arduino 0006 2) Arduino 0004
Pressed reset button... 1) ... simultaneously with Ctrl-U (Same as clicking the Upload button) 2) ... 1 second before Ctrl-U 3) ... 2 seconds before Ctrl-U 4) ... 1 second after Ctrl-U 5) ... 2 seconds after Ctrl-U
Uninstalled and reinstalled serial port
Power options 1) External power (12V) 2) USB power
Parity: 1) Even 2) Odd 3) None
Flow control: none, Data bits: 8, Stop bits: 1
This is the behavior I observe with LED on pin 13 (I suppose 'L' is the same as the LED on pin 13) and ground: a) Plugged into power: * TX & RX blink * PWR lights up * L and LED blink, then after 9 seconds start blinking at c:a 3 Hz.
b) Press reset button: * L and LED blink, then after 9 seconds start blinking at c:a 3 Hz.
c) Press reset button and performing an upload: * RX blinks after a little delay, disregarding whether upload was done before or after reset * About 3 seconds after RX blinks, the IDE reports "Programmer is not responding." ( * L and LED blink, then after 9 seconds start blinking at c:a 3 Hz. )
I really can't think of anything else to try -- except perhaps trying it on a Mac, but that is not an option. Any suggestions? Does it sound like the board is broken?