I just bought some new components and am attempting to load 4.2. I can’t get my Fez Spider to connect to my machine. Now, I’ve read other forum posts where a device could be seen in Device Manager but had a yellow exclamation mark next to it, but I can’t get it to do that. You know when you plug a USB device in and Windows automatically recognizes at least something and makes a sound? That doesn’t happen.
If I switch the onboard switches back and put in my previous projects components, that project still works. Switching to loader mode does something, because my last project stops loading, but it still won’t connect.
To answer suggestions from other threads:
I’m connecting directly to a USB 2.0 port (not a hub in otherwords)
Yes, MFDeploy won’t work if you can’t get it recognised by a PC.
So here’s the only question I can think to ask. You’re sure, really really sure, that you have the SP or DP module plugged into the right motherboard socket? Really really really sure? If you’re really really really sure, can you check again for me, plus also swap out the Gadgeteer cable and check the pins all look right, and also a different USB cable?
The behaviour where you connect all devices and go into “run” mode, and your originally deployed app continues, and when putting it in loader mode it doesn’t run, is totally expected. Loader mode stops your app running, and since you can’t erase the app and update the firmware when you go out of loader mode, the app will run again.