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Reef Angel + Not Connecting

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:42 pm
by jemerson2196
So its been 4-5 years since I was in the hobby.

New computer so my old RA sketch is still loaded onto it. Unfortunately I read on the forum I cant download the sketch from my RA. Not the point of this post but wanted to give the backstory.

Whenever I try and upload I get an error. The drivers appear to be installed correctly (com3 and com4 show up in the menu).

Each time I go to upload the RA blinks a few times but then my old sketch appears and I get an error (see below). Is the programmer wrong? I am simply trying to reset to the factory program. Uploading the example, using the wizard, and using the restore preloaded code all give an error.

avrdude: Version 6.0, compiled on Apr 6 2012 at 19:29:19
Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean
Copyright (c) 2007-2009 Joerg Wunsch

System wide configuration file is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Reef Angel Controller\hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf"

Using Port : \\.\COM4
Using Programmer : stk500v2
Overriding Baud Rate : 115200
Rebooting Reef Angel Controller
avrdude: Send: . [1b] . [01] . [00] . [01] . [0e] . [01] . [14]
avrdude: Recv:
avrdude: stk500v2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout
avrdude: stk500v2_getsync(): timeout communicating with programmer

avrdude done. Thank you.

Re: Reef Angel + Not Connecting

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:35 pm
by rimai
It seems the head unit or the programming cable are bad

Re: Reef Angel + Not Connecting

PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:36 am
by jemerson2196
Thanks, I will try a new cable first.

With respect to the head unit, the ability to upload is entirely separate from the functionality working correctly? The RA works perfect with the current sketch I did 5 years ago.

If it is the head unit, what options do I have? Could I send it in to get looked at?

Thanks again for the help.

Re: Reef Angel + Not Connecting

PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:11 pm
by rimai
Yes, you can send it to be looked at.
PM me for RMA