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08-27-2008, 05:05 AM
I've had this problem for quite a while and now decided to go to forums for help.

The problem is, my Stamp is the living Dead.
It just doesn't run. I looked in to a topic and found that someone fixed this by jumping 2 pins.

I tried this and it works, but it flickers every 4 seconds that prevents me from Identifying the board on my BASIC Editor.

Also I had to keep pressure applied on the jumper wire.

Anyone else have this problem, care to help me out? http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/sad.gif

Basic Stamp 2 (Homework Board)
Direct Serial Connection to Com 1 (Worked before this problem)

Post Edited (komodo) : 8/27/2008 1:27:55 AM GMT

Mike Green
08-27-2008, 05:33 AM
It may be fun to describe your problem the way you did, but it won't get you much help. To get useful help, you have to give useful information. How are things wired? What is this jumper you're talking about? What happens when you turn the whole thing on? ... specifically.

How are you powering things? Has it worked before? If so, what's different now?
Do you have another serial cable you can try?

08-27-2008, 05:39 AM
To answer your questions.

Its got nothing wired.

The jumper cable goes into any one pin into another and does the same thing.
It runs for 4 seconds then shuts off.

It is powered by a 9 volt battery.
Yes it has worked before.
The four second problem is whats different now, no other changes.
I've tried 3 serial cables.