Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions

Abhimanyu's picture

Offline

Joined: Sep 14, 2018

Replies: 0
Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions
August 1, 2019 - 1:13pm

Hi. i am using arduino UNO for my project. I am doing a project on LCD interfacing with Arduino UNO. My operating system is Windows10. while upoading the arduino sketch to my arduino UNO board i get the following error: 

avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "\\.\COM14": Access is denied.
Problem uploading to board.  See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.

I went to the arduino site but i got no solution the above error. I was able to program my arduino uno with same sketch while ago but i have started receiving the above error. can you please tell me the possible reason for this error. 

 

Abhiemanyu Pandit's picture

Offline

Joined: Jan 21, 2019

Replies: 42
Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/T
August 1, 2019 - 6:26pm

okay so this happens with the windows10 OS only. The problem here is with your serial monitor. In windows, if you  try to upload the program while the serial monitor open, you cannot upload any sketch from that COM port.

So check if your serialmonitor with same port is open in some other arduino window. If it is open then close the serial monitor and then try uploading the sketch again. 

also note that this happens only when you try to do two things at the same port like you want to upload sketch and also you want to open serial monitor. 

it is possible to run multiple COM port serial monitor in multiple windows but with different PORT selection. 

ultimately for your problem try to check if the serial monitor with same port is open in some other window. 

 

Muhammad Umar's picture

Offline

Joined: Apr 09, 2020

Replies: 55
Arduino Board Uploading Issues
May 9, 2020 - 2:22pm

Several times, while working on arduino, I faced same Issue, because I clicked on the serial monitor icon on arduino IDE, I got this same error during compilation and upload especially while started uploading. I think you clicked on the serial monitor icon during uploading code, and then you got this error. Just leave your IDE and OS to compile and upload the sketch. Similarly if there is an issue with the already opened serial monitor at same COM port, with which arduino is connected, then I recommend you to close that window and after that upload your sketch. Here I would like to recommend you to contact the SSLA technical support team for getting better assistance in your project issues.

Technical Shahzad's picture

Offline

Joined: May 23, 2020

Replies: 48
Arduino Uploading Problems
May 26, 2020 - 2:25pm

Several times, while working on the arduino, I faced the same Issue, because I clicked on the serial monitor icon on the arduino IDE, I got this same error during compilation and upload especially while I started uploading. I think you clicked on the serial monitor icon during uploading code, and then you got this error. Just leave your IDE and OS to compile and upload the sketch. Similarly if there is an issue with the already opened serial monitor at the same COM port, with which the arduino is connected, then I recommend you to close that window and after that upload your sketch. Here I would like to recommend you to contact the Sierra Software Ltd. technical support team for getting better assistance in your project issues.