chipKIT® Development Platform

Inspired by Arduino™

Max32 can't upload program

Created Sat, 04 May 2013 15:11:00 +0000 by tsalzmann


Sat, 04 May 2013 15:11:00 +0000

Hi, I was trying to upload a program to my max32 with no success. I successfully uploaded a program two minutes ago but now nothing works. The power LED is on how it always is but the RX and TX LEDs won't go on and the program just keeps trying to upload the program. What should I do? Is there any way to hard reset the max32 or something like this or is there a firmware problem???


Sat, 04 May 2013 17:17:37 +0000

What operating system?

Unplug it and plug it in again. If that doesn't work, reboot your computer.

Jacob Christ

Sun, 05 May 2013 09:58:05 +0000

A good quick check. Go to the Tools->Serial port menu and verify that the IDE is set to the proper COM port. MPIDE can get confused if ports are opened or closed while the terminal is open. This can easily be resolved by closing the terminal and resetting, power cycling or unplugging then plugging the USB back in.

Also, make sure that your selected board did not change Tools->Boards. This confuses the hell out of everyone every once and a while.



Sun, 05 May 2013 23:03:29 +0000

Ok, I just found out that the program it should be running is not working. So the problem is not the communication. And I see the TX and RX blinking like two times for a short time each 5 seconds