Greetings forum, I come to you today to try and discuss a problem I'm having. As you can probably tell by the subject, i can't upload sketches to my "Arduino compatible" Nano V3.0 board. running on Win7 Ultimate, x64, Arduino IDE 1.0.5-r2 what i've tried so far (with nothing connected on any pin), while trying to upload the "Blink" example: 1) things that failed -making triple sure the correct board and port are selected -pressing the reset button before upload begins (and before compiling) -long/multiple pressing of reset button before upload -plugging the board into different USB ports -uninstalling/reinstalling the FTDI drivers on each USB port -trying out all of the combinations of COM ports and board models 2) things that worked (kind of) -installed Arduino IDE 1.0.5-r2 and FTDI drivers on a friend's laptop with WinXP. worked instantly with the same board, so the chip isn't fired, and the bootloader is intact (on some forum i read that it's extremely rare but possible). I have been able to upload sketches to this exact board in the past from another computer without any problems.
I turned on the verbose output during Upload and I got this:
Using Port : \\.\COM4 Using Programmer : arduino Overriding Baud Rate : 57600 avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Recv: avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude done. Thank you.
What I'm able to gather from this output is that the baud rate is being changed from the default 9600 (for this board i think) to 57600 and thus communication could not be established. On the other hand it might mean that it's overriding the baud rate from 57600 to something else... I went into the Device manager and opened the settings for the COM port (in this case COM4) and under "Port settings" i can see that the Bits per second are set to 9600, data bits: 8, Parity:None, Stop bits:1, Flow control:None. So i guess my overall question is : should i mess around with the avrdude.conf file and try to sort out this override business by changing some values? As a side note: after the board is connected, when I hover the mouse cursor over the Tools menu, the LED on pin 13 blinks briefly, so there is some sort of communication between the PC and the board.
Any suggestions and/or opinions would be greatly appreciated,
Have a great day!