I was using micropython at the time it stopped working. the pico used to work. it stopped working. when i insert the pico, windows gives me a message saying that the device cannot be recognized. in device manager it is also unrecognized.
if i unplug the pico and press bootsel, then plug it back in, after a short time, windows says that it doesnt recognize the device.
I do not believe that the cables are the issue. it worked before and the cables works on other devices that need data.
at this time, all the answers that i can find are to press bootsel or make sure the usb cable has data and power or to pull "run" to ground and press stop on thonny. neither have worked.
possibly what caused the mishap was an error in a line of code. for the ssd1306 fill(), it takes a 0 or a 1. i put a 11 on accident. i would think that this would simply cause an error, but maybe not.
*update- I tried it on another computer and it worked. but 10 minutes later it stopped working and now it wont work on either computer