Have tried everything I can find online. Maybe this is a fresh bug for you guys to sort out. Not a programmer, not interested in playing with other peoples mistakes, just a user that wants a reliable autopilot for instructing other users and safe operation. 6 hours of unproductive tail chasing with an autopilot that was working fine yesterday is enough to p*ss anybody off.
COM ports tried in every available option
no heartbeat error
cannot connect, failed error
no port with ardu listed in device manager
Windows Vista running on Dell laptop
cannot download firmware, connection error
hit reset on APM twice
downloaded mission planner 4 times
downloaded usb drivers from site 4 times
checked all 4 available usb ports
rebooted PC 6 times
again, was working fine before I "updated" mission planner yesterday.
the device should always be listed in device manager. if its not there, then its either a hardware, power or usb issue.