Error-hardware not found?
February 27, 2011
this is probably some silly thing i missed but i kinda need the answer fairly quick so, uuhh...ya
I'm getting close to finishing my start here robot and i need to get the servo to centre position... (I'm using the usb cord and windows vista basic). I downloaded the picaxe programming editor and the drivers for the usb cord and the cord is showing up when i go to options> serial port>com 4. But when i plug in my picaxe 28x1 to the usb and press check firmware this shows up:
Hardware not found on com 4:
1) Hardware not connected
I'm pretty sure it is, unless the usb cord is broken, but i JUST bought it so it shouldn't be...
2) Hardware not powered
It should be, i'm using 3 non-rechargebles (1.5 volts) and a dead battery, does that work? Also, i've checked the connections, i think that there ok, but i'm not a great solderer...
3) Hardware needs a reset
Which iv'e done like 10 times...
So i'm stumped.. As i said, i need some possible solutions pretty quick, so if you could help that would be great! thanks
Edit: Here's a photo of my picaxe, hope it helps!