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BrainFPV - Connected but does not show up as USB

by nicholasv » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:48 am

Trying to get my BrainFPV setup for the first time.

Running on a Mac, I've used OpenGCS so I am mostly familiar with the setup process.

I plug in the board and the board does not show up as a USB device.
I can plug in my old CC3D and that registers as a new serial device.

Is there anything special about this board that it will not show up as USB?

It starts with a faint blue light, then a red light comes on and the blue starts flashing.

Any ideas what I can try next?
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Re: BrainFPV - Connected but does not show up as USB

by robmisevski » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:54 pm

Have you tried using the GCS from the brain FPV website it's custom compiled to work with the brain FPV board
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Re: BrainFPV - Connected but does not show up as USB

by nicholasv » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:27 pm

Yeah, I tried BrainFPV, TauLabs and stock OpenGCS (in that order)

None register a serial device when I plug in my Brain FC.
All three see my old CC3D when I plug it in.
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Re: BrainFPV - Connected but does not show up as USB

by icee » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:30 pm

Use the Brain GCS. Go into the firmware uploader and click 'rescue', and then plug in the brain board. See if it recognizes the bootloader. If so, flash it, and then try booting.

One other dumb thing to make sure of: There are charge-only microusb cables out there without the data lines connected. I have one in my junk drawer that causes 10 minutes of confusion every time I pull it out, because it'll power a Tau board but I can't do anything useful with it.
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Re: BrainFPV - Connected but does not show up as USB

by strips » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:34 pm

I had/have similar problems with my sparky and mac. Reboot and disconnect all other USB devices. Try connecting the FC before or after you start gcs. Kind a strange and erratic behavior.

And as icee says. Try different cables.
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Re: BrainFPV - Connected but does not show up as USB

by nicholasv » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:30 am

Yes! Charge cable. Totally didn't think of that.

I managed to grab two of them from the "cable bin" and neither of them are actually USB.

Actual USB cable makes all the difference.

Thanks much

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