I went through the install process on my new FEZ Spider today, including updating the firmware when prompted.
Neither the deployment tool nor Visual Studio see the spider. I’ve tried a number of things:
[ulist]I’m using a powered hub. The spider lights up fine on USB power.
Just in case, I plugged in a 9v supply directly to the spider. The spider lights up fine when using just that as well
I’ve tried different cables
I’ve tried different hub ports (all of which work with my Panda and Netduino)
I’ve tried switching between my two different powered hubs, and also powered down other USB-powered peripherals
I’ve unplugged and reseated the cables (I saw that worked for one person here)
I’ve completely unplugged and removed all power from the device, then plugged it back in[/ulist]
Whenever I change ports, Windows 7 x64 installs a new device (as expected). However, it indicates it is installing it on a COM port (it increments each time) as “USB Boot Loader Interface (COMn)” (I’m up to COM8). Is that normal?
COM8 shows up in MFDeploy (bit a ping to that fails), and the USB entry is blank.
I set the DIP switches all to up (Off) as that seems correct. I can’t be sure, though, as there’s no documentation I’ve found that explains when I need default vs. loader vs. tinybooter, other than the install instructions telling me to switch it over to the loader mode. Changing to different switch configs didn’t seem to have any impact.
I’m most of the way through a blog post on my initial experience with the spider, but am completely stuck at this point