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  • jbileuv

    June 17, 2019 at 12:27 pm


    I’m facing a similar problem.

    We use the Controllino MEGA for our research project. We have one in our system, and I just bought a new one for developing.

    After installing Arduino IDE and installing & configuring Controllino specific board and library (following manual and online tutorial), I get the message when uploading a sketch:

    “avrdude: stk500v2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout” (x6)

    followed by

    “avrdude: stk500v2_getsync(): timeout communicating with programmer

    An error occurred while uploading the sketch”.

    Compared to FAQ No. 10: It never worked on this MEGA.

    This happens on two systems: Windows 10 laptop (installed with admin, but run without admin) and the same on another Windows 7 Pro laptop (with full admin rights). Same issue…

    Com port works: serial link established and I can get Board info.

    I tried FAQ No.10, without success, and couldn’t find a solution on the internet, despite the frequent occurrence of the same or similar problems.

    I hope you can help me asap as we are on a very tight schedule. (Problem didn’t occur 7 months ago on the other MEGA which is built in our system)

    Thank you for your support!