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By sadzaq
#198925
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
#198928
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?