I have bought two such programmers (the first form Banggood and the 2nd from e-bay) and I ordered a 3rd one form e-bay. The first two can connect to my pc (win7) The red led mear USB socket is constantly on. (I think there is only on led there, no green LED).
When I connect the target the other LED near flat cable flushes orange. The AVR studio connects (4.15) ok, but when I go to read the signature I get an error message that the reset line has no proper pull-up resistor or the connection of the target is not correct.
I tried a 10K resistor also a 100nF cap to ground, even so I get the same error. I think there is a bug in firmware. Since the pcb of this programmer is different that the original, I guess I cannot update firmware. I tried this and failed.
I wish I could find an original ATMEL AVRISP programmer, but I can't. Any advice please? Some one has similar problem? Where can I find a programmer that is warrantied to work?