Hi - I have two very
old boards so they don't have the auto-reset. Here's an image (bring back some memories ;-)
I tried to burn a new bootloader on one of the boards - it has a 10 pin ISP so I had to guess at the right pins based on some googling and using a multimeter to check which pins went out to the pins on the rails. Maybe I guessed wrong or that that particular board is dead but I was getting timeout issues.
I need the other board for the project I am revising so am hesitant to screw it up. With the latest version of the Wiring IDE, I get timeout errors when I try to upload anything. With Wiring 0027, all is well.
Using the latest Wiring IDE, I tried pressing the board reset button at different times (e.g. before starting the upload, during at various points, etc.) but it didn't make a difference.
At any rate - a big thanks! These were great boards (so many pins! so much memory! two serial ports! ;-) ) and I got a lot of project mileage out of them - pre-Arduino and the rest.