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By coreywi
#86203 I tried powering the ESP8266 chip from the Vcc/Gnd pins on a 3.3V FTDI board that I'm using to flash and also tried adding a 3.3V breadboard power supply (that plugs into both pairs of power rails).

In either configuration, I was still able to flash an simple LED blink sketch successfully. Then I'd go back to flashing the Expressif 1.6 firmware and not be able to use any AT commands.
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By coreywi
#86332 Hi there.

Interesting. It doesn't look like I can even flash a simple sketch. I tried this sketch. It flashed with no errors, but the blue light doesn't flash.

Code: Select all#define LED 2 //Define blinking LED pin

void setup() {
  pinMode(LED, OUTPUT); // Initialize the LED pin as an output
// the loop function runs over and over again forever
void loop() {
  digitalWrite(LED, LOW); // Turn the LED on (Note that LOW is the voltage level)
  delay(1000); // Wait for a second
  digitalWrite(LED, HIGH); // Turn the LED off by making the voltage HIGH
  delay(1000); // Wait for two seconds

I'm afraid of trying this on another -01 module. Every time I flash something, it's broken from that point on. I've seen this problem on 2 out of 6 modules. Could they be fried?

Note: I have been flashing with a 3.3V FTDI board...

Thanks for the help.