AVRstudio5 killed AVRISPmkII

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Hi,

I just plugged my AVRISPmkII into my Win7/64 machine, and AVRstudio5 upgraded its firmware. After that it is useless in studio5 on Win7/64 and 32, and also in studio4 on Win7/32.

Any hints on how I can force it back to a safe state? The message I get in studio5 on Win7/64 is:

AVRISP mkII (00B000000093)
Timestamp 2011-04-19 20:34:40.403
Severity: Error
ComponentId: 2000
StatusCode: 0
Unable to connect to tool context ".

Am I missing Win7 drivers?

Thanks,
Borge

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The output says thes when I try to communicate with it:

# SignOn: Short response received.
22:44:34.028: [ERROR] TCF command: Tool:connect failed: Code:1 ,Service:Tool ,Message from peer:SignOn: Short response received.
22:44:34.029: [ERROR] Unable to connect to tool context: ''.
# SignOn: Short response received.

I have a dragon and an AVRJTAG mkII. May I use those to kick life back into the AVRISP mkII?

Borge

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Open up the AVRISP-MKII and short out the firmware update pins as indicated in the manual (it's in the AVRStudio 4 help guide, not sure if it's in the Studio 5 as well). Once you've done that the indicator on the programmer should be flashing orange, allowing you to replace the firmware using the firmnware update tool of either Studio version.

- Dean :twisted:

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Thanks Dean!

Here's to late-night hacking without enough caffine...

AVRstudio5: Tools -> AVR Tools Firmware Upgrade did the trick. No need to touch the hardware.

What surprises me a bit is that AVRISP mkII leaves the SPI pins alone when not flashing the MCU, whereas Dragon and JTAGISP mkII seem to hog the SPI.

Cheers,
Borge