[SOLVED] Problem burning bootloader on ATmega 328p-pu using uno

Hi everyone!
It would be amazing if someone could help me with my bootloader problems.

I have been trying to burn the bootloader on an ATmega328P-PU for quite a while now, having bricked two in the process I am afraid. I used this https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoToBreadboard tutorial.

I am on a windows 10 pc using 1.6.12 IDE and an UNO board (which has a 328P as well).

I wired everything according to the tutorial (see attachments, sorry for the mess I ran out of proper colors and lengths).

I uploaded the ISP program to the Arduino and the ‘heartbeat’ LED worked accordingly.
I tried to run the bootloader and it seems run two separate things (I presume the first is setting the fuses and unlocking the chip and the second is the actual burning?)

The first part seems to work fine, it returned a signature and some fuses were set. It then ran the second part but now the signature return was 0x000000. I tried to burn it again and now it doesn’t even get to the second part but returns a 0x000000 signature straight away. Unfortunately I did not save the first verbose output but the verbose I get now is posted below. (unless there is some log file that saves all the errors?)

Arduino: 1.6.12 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Duemilanove or Diecimila, ATmega328"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr/bin/avrdude -CC:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf -v -patmega328p -cstk500v1 -PCOM3 -b19200 -e -Ulock:w:0x3F:m -Uefuse:w:0xfd:m -Uhfuse:w:0xDA:m -Ulfuse:w:0xFF:m 

avrdude: Version 6.3, compiled on Sep 12 2016 at 17:24:16
         Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
         Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Joerg Wunsch

         System wide configuration file is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf"

         Using Port                    : COM3
         Using Programmer              : stk500v1
         Overriding Baud Rate          : 19200
         AVR Part                      : ATmega328P
         Chip Erase delay              : 9000 us
         PAGEL                         : PD7
         BS2                           : PC2
         RESET disposition             : dedicated
         RETRY pulse                   : SCK
         serial program mode           : yes
         parallel program mode         : yes
         Timeout                       : 200
         StabDelay                     : 100
         CmdexeDelay                   : 25
         SyncLoops                     : 32
         ByteDelay                     : 0
         PollIndex                     : 3
         PollValue                     : 0x53
         Memory Detail                 :

                                  Block Poll               Page                       Polled
           Memory Type Mode Delay Size  Indx Paged  Size   Size #Pages MinW  MaxW   ReadBack
           ----------- ---- ----- ----- ---- ------ ------ ---- ------ ----- ----- ---------
           eeprom        65    20     4    0 no       1024    4      0  3600  3600 0xff 0xff
           flash         65     6   128    0 yes     32768  128    256  4500  4500 0xff 0xff
           lfuse          0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0  4500  4500 0x00 0x00
           hfuse          0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0  4500  4500 0x00 0x00
           efuse          0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0  4500  4500 0x00 0x00
           lock           0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0  4500  4500 0x00 0x00
           calibration    0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0     0     0 0x00 0x00
           signature      0     0     0    0 no          3    0      0     0     0 0x00 0x00

         Programmer Type : STK500
         Description     : Atmel STK500 Version 1.x firmware
         Hardware Version: 2
         Firmware Version: 1.18
         Topcard         : Unknown
         Vtarget         : 0.0 V
         Varef           : 0.0 V
         Oscillator      : Off
         SCK period      : 0.1 us

avrdude: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions

Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.02s

avrdude: Device signature = 0x000000 (retrying)

Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.02s

avrdude: Device signature = 0x000000 (retrying)

Error while burning bootloader.
Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.02s

avrdude: Device signature = 0x000000
avrdude: Yikes!  Invalid device signature.
         Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override
         this check.


avrdude done.  Thank you.

So I am afraid I bricked or destroyed them now. Any clue on what I am doing wrong here?

Seems like you forgot to add the attachment.

Have you connected the crystal and the 22pf caps?

Ah indeed I had the wrong file extension, file should be visible now. I did indeed connect the caps and crystal.

are those caps are 22pf or 22mf?

OP’s image

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Those are both 22 pF. It seems to be something more software wise than circuit wise, as the first time I tried to burn it did communicate, read a signature, set some fuses etc. Then it ran another command and it returned a 0x000000 signature.

Those are pretty funny looking 22 pF capacitors. :-)

Remove them completely, you will probably find you don't need them at all.

Moving the crystal to be right next to the ATmega328P would be better.

Here is a good tutorial: https://www.gammon.com.au/breadboard

My bad, you are both completely right. They are indeed 22 mF... I am going to try it right away without them.

That solved it straight away, wow what a silly mistake!
Thank you so much, spent way more time struggling with this than I should have.

Good to hear the issue solved.