I had a friend build me 2 Chiips and a programmer and nothing works. avrdude (windows version with giveio installed) doesn't flash anything. I tried PonyProg2000 and TwinAVR, again nothing. I went ahead and built my own programmer thinking his was a dud and nothing. I swapped out the 5 pins for power with a USB mouse cable (red wire connected directly), and still nothing. I removed everything from one chip (ATMega8L-8PU) and it doesn't work. I left the other one untouched and that doesn't work. Is there a way I can shove an LED into the programmer to check if it's receiving power?