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Sparkfun USB Programmer For PICAXE Not Working? Answered

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 XP.how can I get it to work.I have made the download circuit correctly.


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Best Answer 8 years ago

1. You would be FAR better off posting your questions in the very friendly Picaxe forum http://www.picaxeforum.co.uk/forum.php

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.


Answer 8 years ago

I got what my problem was the batteries were low I replaced with fresh ones and now it works like a wonder