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hi im new to this forum and arduino's in general and im hoping you guys can help me out. I BARELY know anything about programing ect...
but i just got my arduino starter kit from adafruit and i was kinda disappointed that I couldnt get it running. this is what I did so far.
-downloaded the arduino 18 program thing
-recieved arduino kit
-pluged it into the computer and tryed to load "blink"
-came up with some errors

heres the main problem I think, when I opened blink i clicked upload and it says "opening to i/o board"... and after about 30sec it says "problem uploading to board" then in the box under it it says...

avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51


thanks for the help/support
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In the arduino IDE have you chosen the right com port and arduino board version?
Your error points to incorrect com port selected.
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thanks so much for the help,
but sorry im very new to this and i have no clue what an IDE is but right now its in the COM1 port and I selected arduino duemilanove w/ atmega328 and its still not working. I switch to COM3 and still nothing.
could it be something else?
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The IDE is the Arduino programming application (Interactive Development Environment (or Infernal or Idiotic, sometimes)).

Start the IDe without the Arduino connected. Select Tools + Serial Port. There will be a list of serial ports shown.

Plug the Arduino in, wait for the beep, and select Tools + Serial Port again. The list should be one port longer. The new port is the one to select.

If there is no beep, and/or the list doesn't change, you do not have the FTDI driver installed. Select Help + Troubleshooting for a whole lot of help.
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