My initial problem is that the demo code does not appear to run on my unit. It powers on and the Sparkfun logo is displayed on the OLED however that is where the unit seems to cease functioning. From what I gather the unit should step through the demo display sequence (lines, sprites, timers, etc) and then move on to test pins. My unit does not do this and remains frozen on the Sparkfun logo despite multiple resets/reconnects. Note that I have not yet attempted to power the unit directly through pin connections on the breadboard, this is through the USB programmer only. I have verified that it is correctly oriented and seated in the programmer.
When attempting to verify presence of the boot loader using the "getting started with microview" guide using the codebender plugin for Chrome the device is not detected on the suggested port after installing the FTDI drivers.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I will have more time tomorrow to power the unit directly on the breadboard but it seems odd that the demo code doesn't execute when plugged in to USB power.