Bought this stamp a while ago and had problems with it's reliability and kind of put it away. I'd like to determine if it's dead or not.
I have read about timing issues, usb issues, power issues, etc. involved with these chips. I have made sure of good power, good usb cable, installed Parallax's USB drivers, changed the timing on the USB port. 99.9 pervcent of the time I get a "No BASIC Stamps Found". 0.1% of the time it will show up properly as "BASIC Stamp 2px24 v1.0". I try to push some code to it and get the "EEPROM verify failure!". Not sure if the code is the issue for the EEPROM verify problem because I have never been able to successfully use this chip for any amount of time.
I have never had problems with any of my BS2's. Why the troubles with the PX24, is it that fickle?
I'd appreciate your thoughts.