New user here, trying to get into AVRs. I finally got my AVRISP MkII, but can't seem to get it to do anything.
Brand new AVRISP MkII from DigiKey, Avr Studio 184.108.40.2062, Windows XP SP2. Initial attempts were made from an iMac Core Duo with AVRDUDE 5.1, when that did not give results I tried the Windows software on my PC.
The drivers for the AVRISP seem to have installed properly, I updated the AVRISP flash and it did everything expected from the manual.
The cable is connected directly to an ATtiny15L on a solderless breadboard via jumper wires. There's nothing else but a 9V battery, 7805 linear regulator, filter capacitor across the 5V supply, and a white power indicator LED and resistor.
However, it doesn't seem to ever detect that it's plugged into anything. When I plug it into the USB line, the green USB light blinks on-off-on, staying on until I unplug it. The status light does nothing. I connect power to the AVR, still nothing. Connecting to the AVRISP results in a message that "No target was detected. Ensure that target has power." At this point, the status LED lights up red and stays that way until the ISP is disconnected from the USB cable. Looking at the Board tab and clicking Read Voltages gives me:
Getting revisions.. HW: 0x01, FW major: 0x01, FW minor: 0x02 .. OK
Getting VTARGET.. 0.0V .. OK
Getting ISP frequency parameters.. SD=0x3e .. OK
I've checked and rechecked the AVRISP and AVR pinouts numerous times, and substituted a second ATtiny15L, with no effect. I've set the ISP clock as far down as 100 Hz, no go.