Is my flashing kit just dead?

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LuxWad
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Is my flashing kit just dead?

I was happily flashing my lights when for no apparent reason, my kit stopped responding properly. I don't know if it was a software thing or if I somehow physically damaged the kit, there isn't any particular reason to think either happened - I was careful with the kit and did my best to avoid static discharge, which is the only thing I think could have happened.

 

To make a long story short, I cannot get avrdude to recognize my Emisar flashing kit. This is the error I get:

 

avrdude: error: could not find USB device with vid=0x16c0 pid=0x5dc vendor='www.fischl.de' product='USBasp'

avrdude done. Thank you.



I experienced another error before this, a similar issue where USBasp was not recognized, but I didn't record exactly what it said - I believe this was it:

 

avrdude: Warning: cannot query manufacturer for device: No such file or directory
avrdude: Warning: cannot query product for device: No such file or directory
avrdude: error: could not find USB device with vid=0x16c0 pid=0x5dc vendor='www.fischl.de' product='USBasp'

avrdude done.  Thank you.

 

Zadig doesn't even recognize the device, where it normally reads USBasp it now reads "Unkown USB Device (Port Reset Failed)".

 

In other words, Windows no longer recognizes my flashing kit. I have tried various ways to repair it through the device manager and Zadig, but to no avail.

Same story with when I tried again on Linux.

 

So basically, is my flashing kit totally destroyed? Or is there some way this can be remedied? I have never had much luck flashing microcontrollers, so any insights at all would be helpful.

Edited by: LuxWad on 11/04/2021 - 23:38
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I wouldn’t worry about it since the USBasp can be bought for about $2. Hank actually marks it up a ton. The only thing that his kit contributes is the contact stick that makes it a bit easier to line up with the flashing pads. The rest is just standard.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32670511994.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0...

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Ummm, reboot?

Every time any system that’s running POS Windoze 10 grabs updates, it’ll deliberately f up things to “gently nudge” you into rebooting, with the only option “update then shut down” vs just “shut down”.

Eh, worth a shot…

 

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fogofwar wrote:
I wouldn’t worry about it since the USBasp can be bought for about $2. Hank actually marks it up a ton. The only thing that his kit contributes is the contact stick that makes it a bit easier to line up with the flashing pads. The rest is just standard.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32670511994.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0...

I’ve been looking around for another programmer, the problem is I can spend barely anything on aliexpress and have it arrive months from now, or I can pay way more to get it from Amazon and have it arrive in a reasonable time… when either way they have plenty of reviews saying they don’t work properly. Do you think that will be an issue? Is there a chance it won’t work for some reason? Most of the issues seem to be driver-related