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New Naze32 Rev 6 failed connection Help

#1
This is my first Naze32 so it is all new to me. This is a brand new, unsoldered board and I am using a Mac book pro.

So far I have downloaded the “Silicon Labs VCP Driver install disk”, applied the “uninstaller.sh” to the terminal command window and installed the VCP driver.
Restarted Mac
I downloaded Baseflight

First try:
In Baseflight I go to the firmware flasher, Click on “full chip erase”. With “Stable 2015.08.26 - 20:40" checked in the available online firmware window, I click the “Load firmware [online]” button. The firmware info appears in the Github Firmware Info window.
I plug in the Naze32 via a micro usb to usb cable. The lights on the board are as follows;
Blue LED steady on
Red LED Flash
Green and Red LED flash
Green LED Steady then flash
Blue LED only.
I then click the “Flash Firmware" button in Baseflight.
Baseflight says “contacting boot loader” then “No response from the boot loader, programming: FAILED”

Second Try:
Close and reopen Baseflight.
Go to Firmware Flasher.
Click the “No reboot sequence” and "Flash on connect” and “Full Chip Erase” boxes
With “Stable 2015.08.26 - 20:40” in the available online firmware window, I click the “Load firmware [online]” button.
The firmware info appears in the Github Firmware Info window.
I then bridge the “Boot” pads on the Naze32 board with a pair of tweezers and plug in the usb.
I then only get the blue LED and nothing happens.
I then click the “Flash Firmware” button and get the same FAILED massage.

It seems as though the laptop is not even seeing the Naze.
I tested the usb in the Laptop and it communicates just fine with everything else I plug in.
I have used 3 different usb cables to rule out a faulty cable.
The Naze32 seems to be working due to the green light flashing when the board is tilted indicating the gyro is registering moment.
Could it be a bad USB connection on the board?
All the online information and forums I have found indicate that the previous steps should work.
What am I missing?
I also have this information emailed to GetFPV support, where I bought the board.

Thank you for any suggestions.
 

jipp

Senior Member
#2
when this happens the most common response is to try another USB cable. also you may want to make sure you have naze rev 6 A it will have a diode. may also save you some trouble shooting trouble down the road if yours does not have the diode.

chris.
 
#3
:applause:Success!
It seems it was a matter of getting the laptop to recognize the USB driver. once I was able to do that, the sil. labs driver was available as an option in Baseflight. Flash, connect, hoot and holler!
 

jipp

Senior Member
#4
congrats. in the future do not forget trying a different USB cable.. i have a ton of them but it seems some are only good for charging others data, and some both.. so i just spent 15.00 on a decent one i knew would do charging and data with a cloth sheath.. I will remember usb driver for future issues for my self as well. welcome to the forum btw.

chris.