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Nunya
04-28-2006, 09:53 AM
I have been succesfully downloading programs onto my BS 2p for about 3 or 4 hours now, but now all of a sudden it won't download onto it anymore. I get the error "No Basic Stamps found". I have checked the pins, and I think the problem is that my Reset pin. It is low at the moment, and isn't it supposed to be high until you reset it? I believe it's caught in continuous reset mode....but I don't know how to get it out of it at all. I connected 5V to the Reset pin, thinking that might do something, but it didn't. Any help would be appreciated.

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Larry
04-28-2006, 10:01 AM
Try a new battery first.

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Nunya
04-28-2006, 10:02 AM
We have tried a new battery....several actually. And even better, we have hooked it up to a 9V source. Alas....*sigh*

Chris Savage
04-28-2006, 11:07 AM
You should not connect the RESET pin HIGH since there are two components in the BASIC Stamp that can assert the line low causing a conflict. In any event, are you getting 5V from your Vdd pin?

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Parallax Tech Support
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Nunya
04-28-2006, 11:09 AM
Yes I am getting 5 V from my Vdd pin. Could there be something wrong with my ATN Pin? Since the two are tied together through a transistor on the schematic of the chip?

Chris Savage
04-28-2006, 11:11 AM
What is the voltage at the ATN line? Have you tried unplugging it from the computer and measuring the voltage there and at RES?

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Nunya
04-28-2006, 11:13 AM
Yeah, the ATN shows 0, until I try to connect through my computer, then it spikes up a little bit to - 47 mV, then back to zerp. When not connected to my computer, the Res Pin is still at 251 mV.

Chris Savage
04-28-2006, 11:15 AM
Well it certainly sounds as if something was damaged based on your reported observations and measurements.

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