Servo Won't Even Start

Hey, so I got a servo a while back for my arduino out of a kit and it has NEVER worked for me. I broke it down into the SIMPLEST of code to get it working but I have got nothing out of the servo except for a little bit of sputtering and gear clicks until it dies. The servo is 100% accurately hooked up to the arduino.

#include <Servo.h>
Servo servo1;


void setup() {
servo1.attach(8);
}

void loop() {
servo1.write(90);
}

What type of servo is it ? How is it connected to the Arduino ? How is the servo powered ? What do you expect the servo to do when your code is run ?

Try:

void setup() {
servo.write(30);
servo1.attach(8);
}

Answers to UKHelibob's questions should sort it.

My guess...rubbish power supply, probably a little PP3 style 9V battery.

Either that or "100% accurately hooked up" is not correct. You're probably committing all sorts of terrible sins like connecting the servo to the Arduino 5V pin and maybe even through a breadboard.

Of course as it has "NEVER worked" it could always be a bad servo. They do exist.

Steve