Pickit 3 and explorer 16 programming

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Gangya23, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Gangya23

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 26, 2014
    Guys I have got a pickit 3 and microchip explorer 16 development board. Whenever I connect pickit 3 to my computer the status led is red in colour which is an error. So i am unable to program it, and of course i am very much new to pic programming so can anybody guide me on pickit 3 and explorer 16 programming using the MP Lab. I dont know anything. It will be better if you explain from start and in steps
  2. tshuck

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    Are you plugging in your Pickit while connected to the explorer board?

    Have you the drivers for it?

    Can MPLAB see it?