I have an Arduino Uno. The story is I installed Arduino IDE and Drivers before even buying an Arduino Board. I used it a little and when I bought and connected an arduino board, I was unable to make it detect. I smacked a little usimg google and was able to somehow Fix this. but again another day, It worked a little and started creatimg problems. now its not detecting. Please suggest me a way To make it work... Should I format my windows 7 and Reinstall all the drivers as per rules?
under the IDE make sure you have set the correct board and comm port. go to tools>>board then choose your board then tools>>Comm to choose the correct comm port.
is the IDE saying anything about having problems connecting to the board?
and no re-installing all drivers should not be necessary.
When I goto tools >> comm The selection area is greyed and inactive. should i Try to Reflash the atmega ?? Aug 13, 2015 at 10:09
1That means it really isn't detecting the arduino at all. Try unplugging the arduino for about 3 minutes, then plug it back in on a different USB port. Is the arduino a genuine one or a clone? do you have a link to where you bought it?– XimidarAug 13, 2015 at 10:13
Slow down a bit. Don't reflash the Arduino. Don't re-install Windows 7. Do you want to change houses as well? Try to do some simple debugging. I don't understand this part:
I smacked a little usimg google and was able to somehow Fix this.– Nick Gammon ♦Aug 13, 2015 at 10:54
1Please see Have I bricked my Arduino Uno? Problems with uploading to board.– Nick Gammon ♦Aug 13, 2015 at 10:57
Yes, my computer is not detecting the arduino at all. Today, I re-installed Windows 7, but still not detecting. "I smacked a little usimg google and was able to somehow Fix this" means that when I got this problem, I searchd this on Googl and re-installed arduino drivers. It startd working but only for a day. Nxt day, Sam Problem. How Can I try debugging, as you said?? Aug 14, 2015 at 4:57
Should I format my windows 7- no, I doubt that would achieve anything.