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Arduino Due not working? Answered

I tried to connect my Arduino Due to my pc to upload a program but it is not recognized by my computer. I updated the IDE to the latest that includes Due board selection, but I can't download drivers to use it. Nothing is listed in Device Manager and I tried both the programming port and the native port on the Due. Is it dead?

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2015-02-05

Is it new, have you programmed it successfully recently in the past ?

Its not impossible to corrupt the bootloader, but you can reflash it with another arduino.

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Arya42 (author)2015-02-05

I have never used it before.

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steveastrouk (author)Arya422015-02-05

If its not appearing in device manager, do you have any '?' in the devices list ? If you do, delete them, let the computer find them again, and see if it detects your Due.

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Arya42 (author)steveastrouk2015-02-05

No, nothing new shows up in device manager.

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steveastrouk (author)Arya422015-02-05

If its a new board, and its not showing up, I'd try another computer first, and then think about returning it if it still doesn't ennumerate. .

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Arya42 (author)steveastrouk2015-02-07

I tried a different cable and different cable and it still doesn't do anything (first cable was bad). Two small leds, orange and green, stay on and nothing happens when I press the reset button. I message comes up on my different computer that a usb device was not working properly. I am assuming it is dead. I contacted Arduino to see if I can get a replacement or something.

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steveastrouk (author)Arya422015-02-07
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Wired_Mist (author)steveastrouk2015-02-05

+1

That just doesn't sound right...if the 2nd computer does not work, ask the place were you bought it from to upload a sketch.

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-max- (author)2015-02-06

I have had weird issues with the FTDI serial to USB chip, and sometimes on my arduino ripoff, if I short out random pins on the FTDO and press on it and everything else, it will mysteriously start working again. I am not sure why, my guess is that physical pressure temporarily fixes a bad solder joint somewhere under the chip.

Make sure that you have the appropriate FTDI drivers installed onto your computer, and that the FTDI chip is not a fake, because FTDI have in the past released a really naughty driver that BRICKS any counterfeit chip!!!

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