ESP32 CAM Programmer Serial monitor

Hi everyone,

I am trying to program the ESP32-CAM with its special programmer described in this article: Upload Code to ESP32-CAM using ESP32-CAM-MB USB | Random Nerd Tutorials. However, I cannot get the Serial monitor to return anything and I only get this menu but no values printed.

After opening PutTy and setting it to the com port my esp32 was connected to, it returned nothing as well which makes me think the part is not returning anything when it is connected to the programmer. The programmer chip is the only connection I have to my laptop, so it would be best if I could just read the Serial monitor when they are plugged in together.

Please let me know how I can fix this issue. Thanks!

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