How To Use Flashlight Mode To Fix Bricked Arduboys

You will be glad to know that Lion Tamer does not remove the USB stack - there is no need!

I did keep flashlight() mode.

I am not sure why the Arduboy can be so temperamental. I guess it could also be the computer, it has its moments too.

I can’t recall any time when I’ve had problems uploading, using flashlight if necessary, or holding Down if USB has been removed. That’s with both of my Arduboys and my Arduino Micro based breadboarded system. And that’s also using at least 4 different PCs and numerous cables. However, all the PCs I’ve used have been running Linux.

The machine I use is a Mac but I have a Windows laptop that I sometimes use and have the occasional problem with also. I can always flash something eventually but occasionally I have had to resort to flashlight mode or pressing the reset button for even ‘normal’ games. I hate doing that as the reset button is a fragile little thing!

Yeah, I definitely got my Windows laptop in a mode the other day where it just said the USB serial port was misbehaving and wouldn’t talk to my Arduboy again until the laptop was rebooted. I pulled out the Linux netbook and it was OK, but I still couldn’t quite get the board flashing until I used the reset button.

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