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Huh, only thing I see that you are doing different is with the little orangish things on the power lines, are they capacitors? What is their purpose?
Considering that the problem might be with the programmer (like hardware or something), is there any warranty on it? I bought it from digikey, but I don't know if that makes any difference. Also should I bother trying this with atmel's support (if any?), as well, what is the real difference between the AVR ISP programmer and the AVR ISP MKII? Might the former work better?
what is the real difference between the AVR ISP programmer and the AVR ISP MKII? Might the former work better?
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cautious conclusion: The mkIIs in question seem to work. AVRStudio could probably talk to the target chip just fine, if it weren't so obstinate about stopping you at the "there's something wrong with your cable" dialog....I would say we're looking at a defective batch of mkIIs
I've been talking with an AE at Digikey. He believes that my AVRISP mkII's are defective, and suggests that I return them. He also says that they are going to sort through their stock of mkII's and figure out if one of the batches is bad. Tritical, you might send your serial numbers to [email protected] as well. They seem to be responsive.Also, an Atmel support rep has also gotten back to me, but I haven't convinced him that it's not just my wiring yet. Maybe they'll believe Digikey. Anyway, I haven't tried avrdude yet; I'll probably try that before returning the ones I've got. I'd still rather have manufacturer-certified programmers than something I have to work around... it's a little unnerving not being able to use Atmel's official programmer with Atmel's official software to program Atmel's products.Quotecautious conclusion: The mkIIs in question seem to work. AVRStudio could probably talk to the target chip just fine, if it weren't so obstinate about stopping you at the "there's something wrong with your cable" dialog....I would say we're looking at a defective batch of mkIIsI agree. On wrong reel of resistors, or baking incorectly and having cracked solder, could cause a marginal electrical problem that would trip the pedantic mkII protection circuitry, but everything else might still work.My mkII serial numbers are:20071012 00B002427020071012 00B0024079If I'm reading these right, then my 2 units are from the same batch (2007/10/12?) as Tritical's. Interesting...