Sometimes the operating system can not detect the drivers or detects the drivers incorrectly. If you're experiencing any issues with connecting to the flight controller or firmware update procedure then you should reinstall the driver.
First of all go to the
Device Manager and delete the existing drivers if they are already installed. Then plug in the flight controller into USB port. You'll see the message that the new device has been discovered:
If you click on the message you'll see more detailed information. The operating system is trying to find the driver for SmartAP Autopilot and its bootloader.
Most likely the driver won't be found automatically and you need to go to
Device Manager and set the correct driver. When you open
Device Manager you'll see SmartAP as unknown device.
- Open CMD as administrator
devmgmt.mscto open Device manager
Show hidden devices
More information and description on the steps above can be found here
Right click on it and choose
Update Device Driver.
Browse my Computer for Driver Software. Go to the Download section of the website and get the driver .inf file for the autopilot. Specify the location of the driver in
When pop up window comes choose
Install driver anyway.
The process might take a few seconds.
Once it's completed you can see the message that the driver was successfully installed.
Unplug and plug in the USB cable of the autopilot to reboot the board and then if you go to
Device Manager you'll see that the driver is now installed successfully: