The computer wouldn't recognize the USB device despite installing latest Windows 7 64bit drivers. In fact I tried connecting the Ardupilot Mega to all 3 of my laptops and had the same error in Windows Vista and Windows 7 32bit.
Finally i took out my old Arduino board and connected that which had no problems with any of my computers.
As I calmed myself down..trying to not think that i have a DoD $300 paperweight.... nor questioned my subpar solder skills... i found took off the USB cable from my DVD drive as i knew that transmits data and used that on my Ardupilot Mega board..and it connected smoothly to Windows 7 64 and APM no problem...
Seriously... What gives... DIY Drones gave me a non-working USB cable?
shit happens, as much as I can understand testing boards before shipping, Not testing the cables is nothing bad, after all, who would expect 4 wire usb cable being bad straight from the manufacturer? But it is good that on different cable your APM worked.
The APM kit doesn't come with a USB cable. What product did you buy?
yup, both of mines did too :)
Yea I bought the APM kit from DIY Drones. The cable was inside the kit.
Looks like they've started throwing in a freebie now, but it's not listed in the product listing. I'll suggest they remove it--we don't want to deal with tech support on USB cables, which everyone has loads of already!
Ah, you're right. That's new and not in the picture. Sorry. Anyway, nobody needs another USB cable, so I'm going to recommend we remove it from the kit.
hahaha at I needed one that worked =P
Hi Steve, send an email to email@example.com so we can get you set up with a replacement cable, I apologize for the bad experience!