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January 27, 2006
about 4 years ago
I just received this Pocket AVR Programmer and I am having difficulty burning the bootloader to either an ArbotiX (atmega644p) or an Arduino Uno under Windows XP SP3. In both cases I get the error:
avrdude: initialization failed, rc=-1
Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override
Both boards use the 6-bin ISP header and it doesn’t make any difference which orientation I connect the 6-pin end of the included cable or whether I have the power switch set to “Power Target” or “No Power” (with external power to the board). I installed the Windows Driver linked to above and the board seems to be recognized OK. I also installed WinAVR and the Arduino IDE (version 0022) and I get the same error whether I use the WinAVR command line or the Arduino bootloader menu item. At this point I am dead in the water. Any thoughts?
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