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kiwis

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#296159 25-May-2022 20:46
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I'm trying to play around with some Arduino boards.  I have a leonardo and a Mega 2560

 

When I plug in the leonardo I get the usual USB chime on my windows PC.

 

When I plug in my Mega 2560 I get nothing. I can't seem to detect it.  Lights are flashing but I don't even think my PC is detecting what's plugged in.

 

 

 

Any ideas? This is what I have

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/electronics-photography/other-electronics/electronic-components/other/listing/3607813362?bof=OC2YVgyk


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  #2918650 25-May-2022 21:00
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That board uses a CH340 USB to serial chip. You need to install the drivers for it. See here for instructions: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ch340-drivers/all

 

 


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  #2918652 25-May-2022 21:13
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mdf:

 

That board uses a CH340 USB to serial chip. You need to install the drivers for it. See here for instructions: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ch340-drivers/all

 

 

 

 

 

 

I install that and get the message "The drive is successfully Pre-installed in advance". If I try uninstall it it get "No device found".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2918955 26-May-2022 14:37
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It's been a while since I played with Arduinos, but IIRC the Arduino IDE will tell you if a CH340 board is connected or not (if you select the right one in the Board Manager).

 

 




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  #2918987 26-May-2022 15:55
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Do you see any change in device manager when you plug it in?

 

Could just be a stuffed serial chip or socket or cable. If its a clone one the quality control isnt that good on them I have found solder bridges and missing components on them.





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