Got a avrispMKII this week and installed everything fine . Hooked it up and
made sure the correct avr was set and read the signature . Fine, it worked and then read the fuses - also fine so set it aside .Today I got to do a little more with it and did the same startup routine for verification .
Fine it shows what I want to see. Tried loading in a program and got what must be the last thing I wanted to see and that was the " failed " message.
When this happens the led indicator (not the green usb) turns orange and the MKII does not let go of the reset line until either a reread of the signature or the fuses .Played with different ISP freqs ( down to 100HZ I think) and nothing lets me program or read the flash. It allows me to read signature and fuses and to change the fuses . I still have a avrisp that I've been using but since they seem to have stopped making them I thought that it's time to upgrade .Since this is a new product in low supply I know that it takes some time for any problems to surface so if anybody has gotten theirs to work or not work ,a little feedback would help .