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    After a few hours tracking COM driver/port issues, I found out that it was the MicroUSB cable that wasn't working. Apparently there is more than one micro-usb cable type, so make sure to try a few different ones before delving into your COM port behind-the-scenes settings.

  • #2
    Good catch, I've been burned by this too. Some cables only have the power pins connected. Be careful with cables you might have lying around from rechargeable devices like wireless headphones. in my experience that's where these come from.

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    • #3
      Also of note is that the light for USB will still come on even if the cable is a "charge-only" device.

      Does anyone know how to test a Micro-usb cable for data/charge-only status?

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      • #4
        https://m.xkcd.com/1892/

        This link has a bunch of ways: https://electronics.stackexchange.co...sb-data-cables

        Honestly though, I just plug it in to something that I know works and wait for a sound. If you need to order one these are definitely good: https://www.automationdirect.com/adc...usb-cbl-amicb6

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