Unable to program an Arduino micro. Any ideas on how to fix this? Answered
I've been working on a project for some time now, and I plan to embed an arduino micro into it. As such, I just went to do a dry run of the setup with the micro before I started putting it all together. And failed miserably.
Few things to get out of the way:
-It is an off-brand, but it does have the ATMega 328 at it's core.
-My computer (win7) does recognize it, although it's as a USB Serial Port (com6) and not an arduino micro
-I am using the 1.0.5 IDE
-My PC will only see the micro as a USB Serial port on one of my USB ports. On the others, it sees it as a USB hub (and a failed one at that)
-I have tried to manually update the drivers (by pointing windows to the driver folder): it will only say that the correct driver is installed (either the Serial Port or USB Hub) and refuse to go past that
-I also tried to manually assigning the driver via "I have the disc" only to have my PC blue-screen
-I have powercycled. Too many times to count.
-I have tried with another micro: same issue
-I have tried without anything connected shy of the USB cord and free hanging, to ensure nothing metal was touching it
-The IDE does have the correct setting (correct board selected and COM port)
-I've tried several sketch (mostly those from the "Example" section of the IDE) and each time I get the same error
-I have tried holding the on-board reset button while uploading, letting go just at the moment the IDE says "Uploading"
With what I hope is the obvious stuff covered (though chances are I did miss something stupid, and thats whats causing this) the error I get is as follows:
Binary sketch size: 5,190 bytes (of 28,672 byte maximum)
Found programmer: Id = "B<<g"; type =
Software Version = . ; Hardware version = .
avrdude: error: buffered memory access not support. Maybe it isn't
a butterfly/AVR109 but a AVR910 device?
I als thought that maybe the bootloader was bad (I'm a tad of a noob to this, so I'm not 100% sure of the above error can be caused due to a poor bootlader) and tried to upload it. This pops up:
avrdude: Error: Could not find USBtiny device (0x1781/0xc9f)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!