Did I break my AVRISP MKII

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I inserted the 6 pin connector 1 line off sideways. The CPU Atmega2560 works but I get an error when I try to read device signature with Atmel studio 7.

This is the error message

 

Failed to enter programming mode. Could not read from libusb0 connection: libusb0-dll:err [_usb_reap_async] timeout error

Unable to enter programming mode. Verify device selection, interface settings, target power, security bit, and connections to the target device.

 

And more info:

Timestamp:    2020-03-01 14:39:54.256
Severity:        ERROR
ComponentId:    20100
StatusCode:    1
ModuleName:    TCF (TCF command: Device:startSession failed.)

Failed to enter programming mode. Could not read from libusb0 connection: libusb0-dll:err [_usb_reap_async] timeout error

 

 

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Damage not too likely (though possible)...I know you can rotate the ISP 180 deg for a while with no damage (done that more than a few times!).

 

Make sure to completely unhook the MKII from the board AND from the USB cable & allow it to reset...this often allows it to clear itself (or the confused PC driver) & resume operation.

 

Did your MKII setup originally work with THIS board before you messed up?  If it has never worked, there could be other issues.

 

Also, try the MKII on another known working board...does it work there?

 

Remember, the MKII does NOT supply power to the AVR...you must or chip connecting/programming will not happen. 

Make sure your ISP speed is set low enough...or it will not connect to the chip

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

Last Edited: Sun. Mar 1, 2020 - 07:39 PM
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Thank you for your reply.

" I know you can rotate the ISP 180 deg for a while with no damage (done that more than a few times!). "

Me too. But sideways off is a new record

" Did your MKII setup originally work with THIS board before you messed up?  If it has never worked, there could be other issues. "

I found an Arduino board and was able to test the dongle and it was all right.

 

I found other problems but that's an other post. I simple job, reading memory from CPU, became much longer.

 

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I found an Arduino board and was able to test the dongle and it was all right.

Good---so you are saying the MKII programmer is once again working fine with a different board?

So perhaps moving the connector sideways damaged your AVR chip...that is a more likely situation...time to install a new chip or find the trashcan.

 

 

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!