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By sadzaq
Hi, I have just returned to the Arduino world and am trying to use my Microview.
When I plug it in to the USB programmer and then connect that to a USB port on my PC (a Dell laptop with Win 7) I get the Hello World displayed with a blinking object (space invader?) below it, but if I try any of the demos using a jumper from gnd to pin 5 for instance I receive no response.
I have also tried powering the microview from a breadboard power supply both with and without the USB programmer.
If I try to upload an example sketch I get the following error message

avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "\\.\COM1": The system cannot find the file specified.

Looking at the "Tools" menu in the IDE the board is shown as "Arduino/Genuini Uno" and the Port is shown as Serial port Com8.

Any assistance would be gratefully received.

Regards Zaq
By scotta
It looks like avrdude is expecting the programmer to be on COM1 but it's on COM8. Have you selected COM8 as the port in the Arduino IDE?