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Update:

The arduino works only when I connect 3.3v to reset pin. And I successfully uploaded a sketch but it stops when I disconnect 3.3v and reset.

Update 2:

-- Removed --

Update 3:

Its working perfectly and running smoothly for like 5+ min but the problem starts again




I bought a new arduino nano V3 clone. Till now, I have been facing very strange problems with it:

  • The pre-uploaded blinking sketch works for a few seconds (like 5 sec and only works when powered after a break) and then it starts to glitch
  • The L led stays on or off after that
  • Reset button does nothing (No led blinks or anything)
  • Can't upload any sketch
  • Programmer is not responding
  • RX led blinks during uploading (3 times only)
  • USB not recognized when connected

Here is what I tried to solve:

  • Loopback test > Successful
  • Changed ports
  • Changed proccessor
  • Tried uploading with parallel programming
  • Sketch worked with another arduino nano clone
  • Manual reset
  • Tried with Old bootloader
  • Tried uploading sketch with older version of Arduino IDE.

Here is the exact image of one I have:

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Here is the error message:

Arduino: 1.8.10 Hourly Build 2019/07/23 10:33 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Nano, ATmega328P (Old Bootloader)"

C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\arduino-builder -dump-prefs -logger=machine -hardware C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware -tools C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\tools-builder -tools C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -built-in-libraries C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\libraries -libraries C:\Users\MN\Documents\Arduino\libraries -fqbn=arduino:avr:nano:cpu=atmega328old -vid-pid=1A86_7523 -ide-version=10810 -build-path C:\Users\MN\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_778230 -warnings=none -build-cache C:\Users\MN\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_cache_273206 -prefs=build.warn_data_percentage=75 -prefs=runtime.tools.avr-gcc.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.avr-gcc-7.3.0-atmel3.6.1-arduino5.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.avrdude.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.avrdude-6.3.0-arduino17.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA-1.3.0.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -verbose C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\examples\01.Basics\Blink\Blink.ino
C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\arduino-builder -compile -logger=machine -hardware C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware -tools C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\tools-builder -tools C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -built-in-libraries C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\libraries -libraries C:\Users\MN\Documents\Arduino\libraries -fqbn=arduino:avr:nano:cpu=atmega328old -vid-pid=1A86_7523 -ide-version=10810 -build-path C:\Users\MN\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_778230 -warnings=none -build-cache C:\Users\MN\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_cache_273206 -prefs=build.warn_data_percentage=75 -prefs=runtime.tools.avr-gcc.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.avr-gcc-7.3.0-atmel3.6.1-arduino5.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.avrdude.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.avrdude-6.3.0-arduino17.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA-1.3.0.path=C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr -verbose C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\examples\01.Basics\Blink\Blink.ino
Using board 'nano' from platform in folder: C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\arduino\avr
Using core 'arduino' from platform in folder: C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\arduino\avr
Detecting libraries used...
"C:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\tools\\avr/bin/avr-g++" -c -g -Os -w -std=gnu++11 -fpermissive -fno-exceptions -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fno-threadsafe-statics -Wno-error=narrowing -flto -w -x c++ -E -CC -mmcu=atmega328p -DF_CPU=16000000L -DARDUINO=10810 -DARDUINO_AVR_NANO -DARDUINO_ARCH_AVR "-IC:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\arduino\\avr\\cores\\arduino" "-IC:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\arduino\\avr\\variants\\eightanaloginputs" "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230\\sketch\\Blink.ino.cpp" -o nul
Generating function prototypes...
"C:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\tools\\avr/bin/avr-g++" -c -g -Os -w -std=gnu++11 -fpermissive -fno-exceptions -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fno-threadsafe-statics -Wno-error=narrowing -flto -w -x c++ -E -CC -mmcu=atmega328p -DF_CPU=16000000L -DARDUINO=10810 -DARDUINO_AVR_NANO -DARDUINO_ARCH_AVR "-IC:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\arduino\\avr\\cores\\arduino" "-IC:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\arduino\\avr\\variants\\eightanaloginputs" "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230\\sketch\\Blink.ino.cpp" -o "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230\\preproc\\ctags_target_for_gcc_minus_e.cpp"
"C:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\tools-builder\\ctags\\5.8-arduino11/ctags" -u --language-force=c++ -f - --c++-kinds=svpf --fields=KSTtzns --line-directives "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230\\preproc\\ctags_target_for_gcc_minus_e.cpp"
Compiling sketch...
"C:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\tools\\avr/bin/avr-g++" -c -g -Os -w -std=gnu++11 -fpermissive -fno-exceptions -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fno-threadsafe-statics -Wno-error=narrowing -MMD -flto -mmcu=atmega328p -DF_CPU=16000000L -DARDUINO=10810 -DARDUINO_AVR_NANO -DARDUINO_ARCH_AVR "-IC:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\arduino\\avr\\cores\\arduino" "-IC:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\arduino\\avr\\variants\\eightanaloginputs" "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230\\sketch\\Blink.ino.cpp" -o "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230\\sketch\\Blink.ino.cpp.o"
Compiling libraries...
Compiling core...
Using precompiled core: C:\Users\MN\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_cache_273206\core\core_arduino_avr_nano_cpu_atmega328old_96bc3f74325b2724b539066aa6a6e44d.a
Linking everything together...
"C:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\tools\\avr/bin/avr-gcc" -w -Os -g -flto -fuse-linker-plugin -Wl,--gc-sections -mmcu=atmega328p -o "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230/Blink.ino.elf" "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230\\sketch\\Blink.ino.cpp.o" "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230/..\\arduino_cache_273206\\core\\core_arduino_avr_nano_cpu_atmega328old_96bc3f74325b2724b539066aa6a6e44d.a" "-LC:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230" -lm
"C:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\tools\\avr/bin/avr-objcopy" -O ihex -j .eeprom --set-section-flags=.eeprom=alloc,load --no-change-warnings --change-section-lma .eeprom=0 "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230/Blink.ino.elf" "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230/Blink.ino.eep"
"C:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\tools\\avr/bin/avr-objcopy" -O ihex -R .eeprom "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230/Blink.ino.elf" "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230/Blink.ino.hex"
"C:\\Users\\MN\\Downloads\\Compressed\\arduino-nightly-windows\\arduino-nightly\\hardware\\tools\\avr/bin/avr-size" -A "C:\\Users\\MN\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_778230/Blink.ino.elf"
Sketch uses 924 bytes (3%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30720 bytes.
Global variables use 9 bytes (0%) of dynamic memory, leaving 2039 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr/bin/avrdude -CC:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf -v -patmega328p -carduino -PCOM6 -b57600 -D -Uflash:w:C:\Users\MN\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_778230/Blink.ino.hex:i 
An error occurred while uploading the sketch

avrdude: Version 6.3-20190619
         Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
         Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Joerg Wunsch

         System wide configuration file is "C:\Users\MN\Downloads\Compressed\arduino-nightly-windows\arduino-nightly\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf"

         Using Port                    : COM6
         Using Programmer              : arduino
         Overriding Baud Rate          : 57600
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x85

avrdude done.  Thank you.

Problem uploading to board.  See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.

What is wrong with my arduino?

Note: I was uploading the blink (Example) code, tried with others too...

  • What kind of power supply do you use? Does it work with other sources (e.g. USB ports)? Can you hook up an oscilloscope to the crystal pins? – Erlkoenig Jul 29 at 9:41
  • @Erlkoenig Same happens when powered with the 5V arduino power supply. – Black Thunder Jul 29 at 9:43
  • @Erlkoenig Which pins are the crystal pins? – Black Thunder Jul 29 at 9:45
  • Just to eliminate a possibility, Do you have another computer you can try it with? – GMc Jul 29 at 9:51
  • @GMc I don't have any other computer, but as I have already mentioned I tried the same sketch with another nano and it worked – Black Thunder Jul 29 at 9:52
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The compiler log said:

-libraries C:\Users\MN\Documents\Arduino\libraries -fqbn=arduino:avr:nano:cpu=atmega328old -vid-pid=1A86_7523 -ide-version=10810

It seems your AVR is not updated, try to update your Arduino Avr Bords on the boards manager. also make sure your avrdude.conf file might to be :

... Using Programmer : arduino Overriding Baud Rate : 115200 AVR Part : ATmega328P Chip Erase delay : 9000 us PAGEL : PD7 BS2 : PC2 RESET disposition : dedicated RETRY pulse : SCK serial program mode : yes parallel program mode : yes Timeout : 200 StabDelay : 100 CmdexeDelay : 25 SyncLoops : 32 ByteDelay : 0 PollIndex : 3 PollValue : 0x53 ...

Dont forget to wire RX to GND or connected RX to TX directly.

Hope this helps.

  • But wasn't the arduino supposed to work with the old loaded sketch with external power provided? – Black Thunder Jul 29 at 18:20
  • Yes it should be work using 3v or 5v, same to me, based your error message, you can try my way cause the nano have auto-reset of the arduino-nightly. – abu-ahmed al-khatiri Jul 29 at 18:44
  • Did you try to change in the Tools menu from Atmega328P(OldBootloader) to Atmega328P #NewBootloader. See at Detecting... section and Compiling... are difference using of fqdn. – abu-ahmed al-khatiri Jul 29 at 19:09
  • I have almost tried everything. I will try your way later – Black Thunder Jul 29 at 19:20
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When soldering the pin headers, I used too much flux. So this caused contact between the GND and RST on the ICSP causing the arduino to stay in the reset position. I removed the ICSP pin headers and there was a lot of flux. I removed it and now my arduino is working perfectly. Thanks to @Juraj for figuring it out that there must be a contact between GND and RST

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Sounds like it is missing the 10K reset pullup resistor. Try adding one from the RST pin to VCC, which is pin 2 of the 6-pin header.

  • Your answer doesn't actually explain too much. Can you provide detail about it? – Black Thunder Jul 29 at 18:58
  • Reset pin without a pullup resistor can float, leading to odd results as the Nano can reset intermittently. The resistor keeps that from happening. I don't see on in the picture presented. – CrossRoads Jul 30 at 3:30
  • What if it has on the underneath? Can you please show me through pictures cause its hard for me to understand. – Black Thunder Jul 30 at 4:51
  • Sure - post pictures of the top and bottom of Your card - I don't have one of those myself. – CrossRoads Jul 30 at 11:33

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