Monday morning the Boss came to me asking why he could no longer use his AVRISP-MKII pod to do his work.
It is a Windows 10 machine and the first obvious conclusions was some update over the weekend.
We found no evidence of that. His system is still not working.
Later in the day the manager for the production floor came to me for help saying her AVRISP-MKII pod failed.
This is a Windows 7 machine that is not connected to Internet and does not get updates (for this very reason, that they would break things).
I gave her a different pod and she is happy.
Yesterday a colleague's AVRISP-MKII failed.
Windows 10 machine with no evidence of updates found.
A powering down of the machine fixed his issue.
These are original, and very old obviously, Atmel AVRISP-MKII USB pods.
Because of their propensity for failing every six months I had a stash of them,
which is now depleted.
What is going on here, that there are three failures in one week, two on the same day?
Anyone else have pod failures this week?
I know the official replacement is the AVR-ICE, some more have been ordered.
What is the best replacement for AVRISP-MKII, as actual AVRIIS-MKII, from alternate sources?