I just received my first Arduino board which is essentially a Leonardo (ATmega32U4) customized to include a NFC reader (PN532).
When I plug it in, the PWR LED comes on steady, the D13 LED flashes a few times, and then the STA LED blinks once and only the PWR LED is left on. I can upload a basic sketch to the correct Serial Port, but the Serial Monitor is always empty.
I have noticed that, when uploading the sketch, the RX/TX LEDs stay off (which I thought was a sign of uploading/downloading data). I figured this was the root of my issue so I tried to look into it further. Running
lsusb does not find the device and
dmesg does not show any information when (un)plugging the device.
I also tried on a Windows install, but couldn't install the Leonardo drivers since Device Manager wouldn't register any unknown USB/Arduino devices.
Do you think my board is dead on arrival or am I doing something wrong?
I just uploaded the Blink tutorial sketch and it uploaded "successfully" but I noticed no differences. Please note that I don't have an external LED attached, but am looking at the board's LED on pin 13. This pin already flashes a few times (as mentioned above) on a reset, so I modified the delay times and still noticed no change.
I am uploading using board Leonardo, as recommended for my hardware, and the serial port /dev/ttyS0. I thought this was the right port because I remember not seeing it at first, but on second thought I had a permission issue at first (which is now resolved) causing me to not see the port.
So it looks like my board is not detected by my computer and I'm successfully uploading sketches to a meaningless port. Any troubleshooting options for me? I've tried different USB ports and am, as of recently, plugging my board into external power (9V). The only thing I can think of that on my end is that I'm using a Y-cable for my USB connection (I have a normal Mini-USB coming tomorrow via Amazon) since it is all I had. I can also confirm that this USB connection does power the board when plugged in.