Cannot see FEZ Raptor

Hey guys! I just received a brand new FEZ Raptor. I Also bought a USB Client SP module. I attached the module on port 8 of the raptor, and plugged the USB in my PC. A Red LED lights up on the Raptor.

Now, there’s no way I can see the device with my computer. The USB Recognition of Windows tells me it’s a ‘GPS Camera Detect’.

I Installed the following components :

  • Microsoft .NET Micro Framework 4.3 (QFE1)
  • Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer Core
  • GHI NETMF and Gadgeteer Package 2014 R5

If I start FEZ Config and configure whatever on the connection tab (i tried several combination) it won’t connect.

What can I do in order to connect to the device?

My Visual Studio btw, has all gadgeteer components. I can start a gadgeteer project and attach modules to it without a problem. However, running / deploying is impossible due to a connection failure.

@ nikneem - Welcome to the community. For whatever reason, it looks like you received your FEZ Raptor without a firmware on it. Can you try to follow the update instructions in section 5.1 and 6.1 in That should put the firmware on your device.

Did you purchase the Raptor through us or through a distributor?

Thanks for your reply, I will try to add the firmware on the device and keep you posted. I bought the board and all modules on this website :

I Started the update.bat file from the \Firmwares\G400\Loader\ folder

The log file tells me :
-I- Waiting …
-I- TCL platform : Windows NT
-I- SAM-BA 2.12 on : windows
current connection is \USBserial\COM3, \USBserial\COM3 to be matched
-I- Retrieved arguments from command line :
-I- argv 0 : \USBserial\COM3
-I- argv 1 : at91sam9g15-ek
-I- argv 2 : Loader.tcl
-I- Connection : \USBserial\COM3 (target(comType) = 0)
-I- Board : at91sam9g15-ek
-I- Traces Level : 4
-I- target(handle) : 57829832
Read device Chip ID at 0xfffff240 — get 0x819a05a1
-I- Found processor : at91sam9g15 (Chip ID : 0x819a05a1)
sourcing device file C:/Program Files (x86)/Atmel/sam-ba_2.12/sam-ba.exe/…/tcl_lib/devices/at91sam9g15.tcl
sourcing board description file C:/Program Files (x86)/Atmel/sam-ba_2.12/sam-ba.exe/…/tcl_lib/at91sam9g15-ek/at91sam9g15-ek.tcl
-I- Loading applet applet-lowlevelinit-sam9g15.bin at address 0x300000
-I- Memory Size : 0x0 bytes
-I- Buffer address : 0x4
-I- Buffer size: 0x0 bytes
-I- Applet initialization done
-I- Low level initialized
-I- External RAM Settings : extRamVdd=0, extRamType=1, extRamDataBusWidth=32, extDDRamModel=0
-I- External RAM Settings : extRamVdd=0, extRamType=1, extRamDataBusWidth=32, extDDRamModel=0
-I- Loading applet applet-extram-sam9g15.bin at address 0x300000
-E- Error during external RAM initialization.
-E- External RAM access is required to run applets.
-E- Connection abort

I’m not sure if this is correct…

After this, i’m still not able to see the device in FEZ Config

@ nikneem - It looks like your board is defective. I’ll contact you with information on an RMA shortly.