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Not booting up
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Not booting up

by crstrater on Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:56 am

Hello, my minipov4 is not starting up. Following other posts here I double checked the soldier joints, made sure pin 7 on the atmega is receiving the correct voltage, and plugged in the USB on my Windows 10 machine. Windows does not recognize it as a USBtiny. Judging by the other posts here I may have received an unprogrammed chip?
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Re: Not booting up

by crstrater on Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:43 pm

I know it's been over a year but I still have the miniPOV4 and never received a reply to this. If it's too late to get a replacement chip then are there any instructions to upload the firmware?

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Re: Not booting up

by adafruit_support_mike on Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:33 pm

This is kind of an extreme case, but the clock for returns stops when you make your first post here to the forums.

When did you get the MiniPOV kit?

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Re: Not booting up

by crstrater on Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:38 pm

I think it was a few days before I made the original post, so late July 2020. Is getting the IC replaced the only option? I have an Arduino Uno if I can use that to flash the code for it.

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Re: Not booting up

by adafruit_support_mike on Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:37 pm

Thanks. That means you're still eligible for a replacement.

Send a note containing a link to this page and your order number to support@adafruit.com. The folks there will get you a programmed ATmega328, or get you on the list for a full replacement if you'd prefer.

I'll also ask them to give you a $25 gift certificate since we dropped the ball on this one.

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