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Ok, we're getting somewhere now...

 

Have you re-verified the COM port for the application UART?  If so, I dunno, maybe reboot for kicks...

Also try a Blink example to make sure the MSP430 is indeed being programmed.  Sounds like you've had to go through a lot of the basics here but I bet success is a step or 2 away...

 

Sorry I could not respond yesterday. I got caught up in other work.

 

The blink LED and dim LED examples both run fine on the board. I have rebooted my computer, would re-installing the boards original firmware (if possible) help? 

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Sorry I could not respond yesterday. I got caught up in other work.

 

The blink LED and dim LED examples both run fine on the board. I have rebooted my computer, would re-installing the boards original firmware (if possible) help? 

Nah, you've proven you can program the chip properly with the blink/dim LED examples.  Something's mucked up there with the serial stuff.  Not sure what it is.  Can you post a pic of the LP in its current state?  Maybe something obvious I'm missing...

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Looks right from here.

 

Can you try programming one of those serial examples, then instead of using serial monitor use Putty to connect to the COM port?

Success!!! I am now back tracking to find out which of the things worked since i foolishly tried multiple things at once.

 

I am now able to (using your code from above) see the text numbers appearing in the Energia COM5 serial monitor without needing puTTY. 

 

Once I figure this out, do you mind if i type a summary of what we tried so that others in the same situation can run through the steps faster? It would of course include a link back to this blog and give full credit to you for all of the ideas. 

 

Thank you for your time. I will definitely be using this blog site in the future for more help. 

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Success!!! I am now back tracking to find out which of the things worked since i foolishly tried multiple things at once.

 

I am now able to (using your code from above) see the text numbers appearing in the Energia COM5 serial monitor without needing puTTY. 

 

Once I figure this out, do you mind if i type a summary of what we tried so that others in the same situation can run through the steps faster? It would of course include a link back to this blog and give full credit to you for all of the ideas. 

 

Thank you for your time. I will definitely be using this blog site in the future for more help. 

Certainly!  Glad it's finally working!

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