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Getting my comp to see my arduino uno clone ? The same ol windows route shown everywhere aint werkin'!!?

XP pro -sp3 -  ...I've tried installing the official USB2.0 driver, I've  tried the Virtual com port and the FTDI  drivers from the official sites...NOTHIN'!! I keep getting FOUND NEW HARDWARE -USB2.0-SERIAL...I go through all the steps found everywhere on how to "normally" get the comp and UNO to show up in sys' properties and hardware profiles etc etc....problem is I dont get any of the results nor devices these how-tos are showing. I know my way around a comp and windows...I'm just not getting past the NEW HARDWARE USB2.0  issue..let alone even seeing UNO as a device. The virtual port drivers dont do anything at all...no more ports show up, no option to create one.... I've installed the arduino drivers incl. USB and the UNO drivers...no love either I've uninstalled and installed in the root dir. ..no luck.. I even changed the ATmega from the 8A it came with to a ATm328 w/ bootloader and blink sketch already installed on  my Arduino as well. ANYONE have this issue that has found a solution?.... other than throwing my comp out the window and using the UNOs as fancy paper weights?

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AAAAAAaaaaaaaaaahh!!!!! WHY WHY WHY Cant my computer see my Arduino? Answered

Going on my 2nd week...thats 14 days  of trying EVERYTHING I can find to get my Win xp pro 32bit - sp3 to see anything beyond the USBasp?   I've completely given up on trying to get the UNO direct USB hookup...I only get NEW DEVICE- USB2.0-SERIAL . Uninstalled-reinstalled- repeat with port changes and following the SAME directions posted all over the interwebs.  My DIYduinos have UNO and 2 with Deum'nove bootloaded and blink sketch installed when I purchased them....they give the blinkin LED when powered up. I've also had several unsuccessful attempts at the FTDI driver....the USB2.0 "official" drivers...the Arduino IDE USB driver..you name it...I probably tried it.  nothin' I'm no baby, but, I'm seriously on the verge of frustration tears!!  apparently I'm the only one who has this issue 'cause theres nothing I can find on it...the existing instructions out there are sooo frustrating in themselves as they just plug it in and there computer sees the UNO or whatever and they just go on from there...or stop after windows sees the USBasp programmer....I have THAT but, cant get any further with it. My Uno clone has a10 pin USBasp header on it...says right on it USBasp!...When I hook it all up, I get power on the board(s) from the USBasp programmer hooked to my comp...windows sees the USBasp but nothing attached...let alone a virtual com port arrangment. PLEASE anyone who knows what the issue might be or an educated guess is welcome too!!!  I'll send you Art!  or a 'duino with LM293D chips able to drive 2 stepper motors I've made!  if you solve it...you'll be rewarded somehow!!!

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FTDI VCOM port USB2.0 my head meeting the wall

OK  for real this has been going on for days n' days. I cant get my windows xp pro sp3   - to see any attached device other than the USB2.0-SERIAL  it sees when I hook up my UNO clone-ATMega 328 w/ arduino bootloader already "factory "installed   - Using the USB,  I keep getting  NEW DEVICE USB2.0-SERIAL , and YES, I've followed ALL+ the step by steps out there for doing this...it's just I dont get an UNO nor anything but the USB2.0 message. The FTDI  bit and the virtual com port did nothing...er capital N-othing. I uninstalled -reinstalled tried different USB ports. I just want to play with my UNO!!!   anyone?

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USB 3 device in a USB 2 socket? Answered

Just checking, but am I correct in thinking that a USB3 portable drive will work in a USB2 port, just more slowly?

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URGENT Need Hard Drive Converter Recommendation SATA --> IDE

My parent's laptop took a crap on them. I'm 60% sure it is hardware related (well, not the HD that is).Unfortunately, they never backed up their photos and our family trip to Mexico is on there (the photos :P). What really sucks (kinda) is that the HD is SATA. It sucks because I don't have a SATA enclosure (but I do have an IDE).So do I go with a SATA to USB2 converterSATA to USB2 converter -- or a SATA to IDE converterSATA to IDE converter?This is urgent because I need to determine if its the HD or some other component so that it can be sent in for warranty repairs. Crossing fingers that its some sort of hardware.

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turning an internal laptop DVD drive into an external DVD drive?

Ok, so I have a laptop DVD combo drive from an old IBM laptop. I'm not familiar with the "plug" for laptop DVD drives. are they standardised like regular HDDs? eg ide/sata , etc. is there an adapter I can get to make an internal dvd drive into an external? I know you can get IDE to USB2 adapters for regular 3.5 and 2.5 ide HDDS and Regular DVD burners. years ago it seemed that DVD internal laptop drives were proprietry. has this changed? sorry, I'm not up with Laptop internal drives. sorry long question. my question again incase you have forgotten can I turn an internal laptop DVD drive into an external DVD drive?

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Feeler: Mac 1.25GHz G4 DP with 23inch ADC cinema display

I'm thinking of upgrading my Mac, and display issues are depressing me. I have the oldish ADC (Apple Display Connector) 23inch cinema display. It's a lovely display, but connecting it to a new mac or PC apparently requires a large, ugly, $100 adapter (ADC having gone away.) So I'm thinking of selling the old mac and display to cover the cost of a new monitor (BIGGER. $700 or so.) The boxes are long gone, so I'd prefer a local SF Bay area sale. And you'd have to wait till after the replacement system arrives. Would anyone be interested (at that $700 price)? I think 1.5G memory and 320G disk. Mirror door, older superdrive (writes DVD-R but no DL), no FW800. USB 1.1 (Hmm. I think I have a USB2/FW expansion card that works but interferes with "sleep" function. I'll throw that in if I find it.) Keyboard, mighty mouse, 10.2 (?) install disks and 10.4 (tiger) on DVD (so: older iLife apps.)

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What stepper motor should I buy?

I am new to stepper motors and didn't have one. Just need to make sure that I will buy the correct stepper. My project is about DSLR camera pan + tilt and for slider, so it will be 3 steppers. Maybe can carry 1.5kg - 2kgI already have the following:Battery: Laptop powerbank USB1:5V/2.1A USB2: QC2.0 port 5V/2A 9V/2A 12V/ 2ADriver: Adafruit Motor Shield V2 for ArduinoArduino: DFRduino UNO R3And some 1:40 reduction gears from past projectAbout the stepper I'm planning to order in Bangood.com and here is my choices: 12-24v, 1.8 step, 0.5 amps, 20 resistance, 1000g.cm hold, 80g.cm detent 12-24v, 1.8 step, 0.28 amps, 26 resistance, 700g.cm hold, 60g.cm detent 12v , 1.8 step, 0.4 amps, 30 resistance, 28n.cm hold, 1.6n.cm detent 12v, 1.8 step, 0.4 amps, 30 resistance, 260mN.m hold, 12mN.m detentPlease let me know what should be best for my project. I'm not expert in steppers. If you have any suggestions that would be great.Thank you!

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QUADROPHONIC s/pdif to usb converter

​Dear 'instructables' people, ​ ​I need a specific device for my audio recording project. I can not find it in the market place as my device (LEXICON MX400) is about 8 years old... so becoming unsupported in the HIDef audiofile arena. ​ ​What do I want? I want an S/Pdif to USB interface specifically : two s/pdif in & two s/pdif out going through a converter to a USB high-speed input on my laptop. ​ ​I can find numerous examples of 'USB to s/pdif'... ergo USB (out of a computer) to single S/Pdif ins (hi def audio systems)... but I need to go the other way around: from my hi quality mixing device (the Lexicon MX400) using it's s/pdif outs (2 of for quadraphonic sound) through a converter (of hi quality with low jitter) to a hi speed USB (usb2 or 3) input of a laptop. ​ ​I have found I can buy external sound cards like the 'old' MBOX (with it's s/pdif in & outs) that would suffice, but these are only SINGLE s/pdif ins & outs meaning I can only make stereo recordings & can not utilise the full power of my unit to make full quadrophonic recordings; which is what I want to do... get all Pink Floyd about my sound. ​ ​Any help will be graciously enjoyed. Thank you for reading my note. Regards D.O.

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Does This Desktop Spec Compliment the Price? = - )

This is a Desktop computer package from a company called "Cube247" . I am really considering this deal. ( Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of fast memory, massive 500GB hard disk, DVD rewriter, huge 19” widescreen TFT panel and Microsoft Vista – all for £449!!Microsoft Windows Vista HomeIntel Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor2048MB DDR II 667 Memory500GB SATA II Seagate Data Storage < ----------------------------Awsome!!!!!! Half a Terrabyte.NEC 7200 Multi Format DVD/CD ReWriterIntel 950 128MB GMA Graphics7.1 High Definition Surround SoundIntel Core 2 Duo Motherboard19” Widescreen TFT 5MS Flat Panel ScreenLogitech Wireless Multimedia KeyboardLogitech Wireless Optical MouseLogitech S220 2.1 Speaker System10/100 Ethernet LAN8x USB2 Ports All for £449.00 .Does it sound like a good deal ???Also I have a few queries......:The computer doesn't have dedicated graphics, it has intergrated. Will I be able to upgrade the desktop to be fitted in with a graphics card later on.Also the the graphics are: Intel 950 128MB GMA Graphics. What kind of games will I be able to play on the desktop with this graphic spec....if any at all..... = S.The OS this package comes with is " Vista Home Basic " , It only takes £20 more to upgrade the OS to " Vista Home Premium " do you think I should go for it . Does Premium Make a good difference?Thank you Please help.

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