I have spent a few hours trying things and looking for answers about why two brand new Nano clones were not detected on two computers with three OSes (2 Mints with != kernels, and windows 7).
First thing first, I guessed it could be a cable problem.
Well, boards were on, connected my old G1, had a notification.
Cable was presumed OK.
I looked for fancy drivers. Found a 341SER driver for Linux, with kernel up to 3.13.
Uh oh. Problem. However, I worked with a third nano on those pcs. So except if there was a regression in the kernel, it should “logically” work a year later.
I read many pages, found the windows driver installed it. No success.
I’ve read that using a USB3 port may damage the Nanos. To be verified.
I have updated the kernel on a pc to 5.1, to test on 4.x and 5.x kernels.
And of course, I have tried a lot of combinations in the IDE for board/chip/programmer
I’ll stop here the list of everything I tried.
IN THE END, IT WAS THE CABLE !
Using Nano model in the IDE does not work, I am getting
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
I use : Arduino Duamilanove ou Diecimila , Atmega 328P, AVR ISP
TODAY, the cables box 1 (I have 2) where I store “cables that can be useful someday” was INDEED useful.
Do not underestimate the mighty issue-solving powers of the cables box (and double checking).