I got suckered into buying one of those AVRISP clones with a usb-rs232 chips (pl-2303) while annoying it does what I wanted so I didn't make to much of a fuss.
Last year when I last used it I locked my atmega32 and haven't touched an avr since. Tonight I hooked up my board and popped in an atmega16 and plugged in the programmer and this is what it said:
(I configured the programmer for AVRISP COM1)
Upon pressing the program button i get the ATK500 in ISP mode with atmega16 as expected. Info screen says:
AVRISP with V2 firmware found on COM1
Getting Revisions HW 0x0f SW Major 0x02 SW Minor 0x0a.. OK
Getting isp parameter SD=0x02.. OK
But upon trying to read the signature, program, erase or ANYTHING it gives the 'ISP Mode Error'
It worked last year and I haven't been in avr studio for all that time so is their a configuration im missing, isp mode setting or something? I also tried to upgrade the firmware with 'Tools > AVR Prog' and I get 'No Supported Board Found! AVRProg version 1.40'
Anyone know how I can make this thing work? I checked the pinout from the atmega 8535 to the avrisp schematic and its a direct clone so I figured if I track down the "manual firmware upgrade jumper" I could make it work but I have no idea where that is on the schematic.