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Help needed - Board at COM not available
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Help needed - Board at COM not available

by Mwangsy on Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:36 am

Hello, I am trying to program an Adafruit Flora board which is supported by the Arduino IDE.

It has worked perfectly before but recently I could not find the serial port for it, and the Serial Monitor says that Board at COM is not available.

I have read through countless guides, reinstalled the IDE, the driver, tried to update the driver etc but these haven't helped.

Any response is much appreciated.

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Re: Help needed - Board at COM not available

by dastels on Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:20 am

The first thing to do is, on the tools menu of the Arduino IDE, verify your board and port settings.

What do you mean by "worked perfectly before". What's changed since then? OS upgrade? Different/newer computer?

And, what OS are you using? Window/Mac/Linux? What version?

Dave

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Re: Help needed - Board at COM not available

by Mwangsy on Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:09 am

My board setting is selected to be Adafruit Flora, but my port setting is grayed out and I cannot select anything.

I am using the latest version of Windows 10, and I have updated the software recently, however the same problem was present even before the update.

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Re: Help needed - Board at COM not available

by dastels on Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:14 am

What about the USB cable? Verify that it's a data/sync cable, and not just a charge cable.

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Re: Help needed - Board at COM not available

by Mwangsy on Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:18 am

I am certain it is a data sync cable, since it is the cable with which I have uploaded working code to the board with before

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Re: Help needed - Board at COM not available

by dastels on Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:54 am

OK, that's not the issue then. I'll see if I can pull someone in with more experience with flora/arduino/windows.

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Re: Help needed - Board at COM not available

by Mwangsy on Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:56 am

That would be great, thank you so much for the help so far!

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Re: Help needed - Board at COM not available

by adafruit2 on Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:13 pm

try this (but replace FLORA instead of Feather :)
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-fea ... aq-2704880

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Re: Help needed - Board at COM not available

by Mwangsy on Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:38 pm

Okay after following the steps from the link this works perfectly for me now! Thank you for the support! It has genuinely been so helpful.

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