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By: Anonymous: 01938669 () on Thursday, April 08 2010 @ 05:09 PM PDT (Read 4158 times)  
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Im using a usb tiny to program a atmega328p and when i program it, the usbtiny works but it cant program the atmega328p





       
   
By: Windell (offline) on Thursday, April 08 2010 @ 08:05 PM PDT  
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>the usbtiny works but it cant program the atmega328p

Then in what way is it working?

There are a lot of things that can go wrong in programming-- bad physical connection, bad parameters, bad software, bad fuse bytes, and so on. Can you give more specifics about your setup?


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By: Anonymous: 01938669 () on Friday, April 09 2010 @ 07:06 PM PDT  
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Ok so i think that the programer is working but it seems like it is either a bad conection, the avr is burnt out, or the fuses are mesd up. do you know a good test. i have a multimeter but not a scope.





       
   
By: Windell (offline) on Friday, April 09 2010 @ 09:55 PM PDT  
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Do you have an alternate AVR that you can test? That's the best test.


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By: Anonymous: 01938669 () on Saturday, April 10 2010 @ 07:48 AM PDT  
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No but I will probably buy one.





       
   
By: squall_line (offline) on Monday, May 10 2010 @ 12:35 PM PDT  
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Not to necro-bump, but I had issues programming my Larson Scanner when I put it (and the USBTinyISP) together. The scanner worked just fine, but it wasn't recognized by the computer.

Turned out that my batteries, while strong enough to light the LEDs, were not strong enough to give a reliable signal back to the USBTinyISP. Once I put fresh batteries in the pack, it programmed like a charm!

I only saw a vague reference to the battery issue when searching the web for hours upon hours, so I figured I'd post it as a response to this particular post for posterity's sake, and because it isn't clear as to whether or not a power supply has actually been used or tested for this particular issue.


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By: Windell (offline) on Monday, May 10 2010 @ 07:59 PM PDT  
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@squall_line

Thanks for the update. It's a good reminder, and not something that I always think of: things *go wrong* when batteries are low. Confused


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