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I am trying to upload a basic sketch to my unofficial Nano-like board and keep getting this error. I understand that it is a generic connection error between the Arduino and my PC, but can't figure out why it is having this problem.
- Semi-compatible nano-like board
- Arduino IDE 1.8.3 freshly installed
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Also tried on Mac OSX with the same result
I've looked up the drivers from the manufacturer's website and installed them, and the Arduino Nano shows up just fine under my Device Manager. The green power light comes on, it is recognized by my PC, and blue flashing 'L' light blinks, making me think that the manufacturer had uploaded the Blink sketch to test it. However, when I try to upload a sketch from the IDE I get this error:
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
Under 'Tools" I have the board set to 'Arduino Nano', the processor set to 'ATmega168' and the port the same COM port as what it's listed as in Device Manager. Assuming that all of those are correct, I have tried a few things with no luck:
- Reinstalling the IDE, drivers and restarting my computer.
- Letting Windows find its own driver.
- Pressing the 'reset' button just before hitting 'upload' in the IDE
- Using different micro USB cables and USB ports on my computer.
Any other ideas or is the unit possibly just faulty?
Please note that I have already at similar questions and tried a bunch of their suggestions with no luck.