Sparkfun USB Programmer For PICAXE Not Working?

I have the PICAXE USB Programmer from sparkfun but it does not work it says no hardware detected on COM 4 I have installed the drivers I am using Windows can I get it to work.I have made the download circuit correctly.

rickharris5 years ago
1. You would be FAR better off posting your questions in the very friendly Picaxe forum

2. It is more likely the way your PC is dealing with the configuration.

in my experience this is caused by:
1. No power to the picaxe
2. Dead or low batteries
3. Plugged into the com 2 port, or Com 1 port or other
4. The com port being hijacked by other devices. - See in device manager what it is connected to.

Although I have no experience with the sparkfun USB connector I guess it works otherwise they wouldn't sell it, other than that I promise you the downloading of programs is very very reliable - having used it 1000's of times in a school environment where Kids will find the most obscure way to prevent things working.
Bot1398 (author)  rickharris5 years ago
I got what my problem was the batteries were low I replaced with fresh ones and now it works like a wonder