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Fix max32

Created Thu, 30 May 2013 18:09:21 +0000 by tsalzmann


Thu, 30 May 2013 18:09:21 +0000

I was normally using my chipkit max32 and after uploading a code (I don't think the code is the problem, since i uploaded it to my other max32 and it's just working fine) my max32 just stopped working. I have two and comparing the two max32 when connecting it to the computer the Led on the back (LD4) won't blink and the serial leds (LD1, LD2) blink like every 3 seconds. The power led is just fine. What can it be? Is there any way to factory reset it or download the firmware again?


Thu, 30 May 2013 19:01:52 +0000

Does the board get detected by the USB stack of the PC?

There's two distinct components to the MAX32 - the main microcontroller (PIC32MX795F512L) and an FT-232 chip which interfaces it to the USB port.

If the FT-232 chip has gone faulty it could be causing the PIC32 to remain in a reset state. If the FT-232 chip is fine, it could be the PIC32 that is at fault, and reloading the bootloader may fix it. You'll need a PICKIT3 or similar to re-flash the bootloader.


Thu, 30 May 2013 22:03:16 +0000

When I connect it to my PC and press upload it just stays and never ends uploading.


Thu, 30 May 2013 23:30:31 +0000

Does it appear in Device Manager (Windows) or lsusb (Linux)?


Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:39:21 +0000

yes, it appears as COM5


Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:00:39 +0000

Which version of the IDE are you running?


Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:38:41 +0000

I just found out that the max32 is always on reset mode like I was always pressing the reset button.