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January 17, 2011 AT 3:10 pm

Arduino SMDs from Adafruit have the latest bootloader – do not have “flash amnesia”

Arduinosmduno Lrg-2

All Arduino SMDs from Adafruit have the latest bootloader and do not have the “flash amnesia” issue reported in various forums including our forums. Approximately 10 units went out with a previous bootloader, we have contacted the customers and replacements are on the way. With the help of our customers and the Arduino team we were able to reproduce the issue, find a solution and immediately begin updating the units before shipment, all within 24 hours over a holiday weekend. We will update this post once the Arduino team has an official announcement.

The latest version of the bootloader for Arduino SMD is version 3, each unit from Adafruit is updated and has a new sticker on the box indicated it’s version 3


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5 Comments

  1. Great, I’ve also had this problem, although with a Duemilanove. I guess there’s going to be a new Arduino release containing the fixed sources and hex files so we can also benefit.

    Good job!

  2. So did you tell the customers who received the bad ones that you would straight up replace it or did you tell them they had the option that they could just reprogram the unit and it would be fine?

  3. @andrew – we said we would replace them, our cost, immediately – one customers wants to try to update them on his own, he gets his in a few days and we’ll assist him with that as per his request.

  4. I received one of the SMDs and I have to say that adafruit dealt with the situation very professionally. Looking forward to doing business again! (Sounds like an eBay feedback LOL)

  5. I was one of the customers who received a defective unit. They rush shipped the replacement — I received the replacement the same day I received the defective unit.

    Not much to complain about there ;)1

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