Windows 10: Pyboard USB Drive not visible after installing REPL Drivers

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gooseCookie
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Windows 10: Pyboard USB Drive not visible after installing REPL Drivers

Post by gooseCookie » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Hi all,

New to pyboard, but I am really excited to get going. When I first got the board, I was able to view the pyboard as a USB Drive. After I got REPL on Windows 10 working, however, I no longer see the pyboard through usb. REPL through puTTy works, but sometimes I want to edit the main.py directly. Any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks.

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Re: Windows 10: Pyboard USB Drive not visible after installing REPL Drivers

Post by shaoziyang » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:22 am

You may open disk manager to see if there is a disk without drive number.

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Re: Windows 10: Pyboard USB Drive not visible after installing REPL Drivers

Post by gooseCookie » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:46 pm

[quote=shaoziyang post_id=26140 time=1521080555 user_id=1625]
You may open disk manager to see if there is a disk without drive number.
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I don't see a disk without a drive number, but it device manager shows two COM ports for the pyboard, "Python Board USB COM Port (COM7)" and "Python Board USB COM Port (COM8)". I cannot communicate via serial to COM8 (via putty) but can to COM7. I'm guessing this is the problem, any ideas how to fix it?

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Re: Windows 10: Pyboard USB Drive not visible after installing REPL Drivers

Post by gooseCookie » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:00 pm

FIXED:

I simply had to replace the driver for the extra (and malfunctioning) Pyboard COM8 device with the USB Mass Storage Device driver in the Windows 10 device manager. Thanks.

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Re: Windows 10: Pyboard USB Drive not visible after installing REPL Drivers

Post by max.kviatkouski » Fri May 11, 2018 6:45 pm

hi gooseCookie, can you please point me to how you've been installing REPL drivers for Win 10? I have different problem: I cannot make my PyBoard Lite to show up as COM port in device manager.

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Re: Windows 10: Pyboard USB Drive not visible after installing REPL Drivers

Post by petersh » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:35 am

[quote=max.kviatkouski post_id=27569 time=1526064311 user_id=3987]
hi gooseCookie, can you please point me to how you've been installing REPL drivers for Win 10? I have different problem: I cannot make my PyBoard Lite to show up as COM port in device manager.
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I also am new to Pyboard and I can't show my PB as COM port. Have you found your solution?

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Re: Windows 10: Pyboard USB Drive not visible after installing REPL Drivers

Post by max.kviatkouski » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:05 pm

To be honest I opted for not the most lightweight solution - I've installed Ubuntu as my second OS and it made my development life much easier.

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