Last week I purchased an arduino board from sparkfun and I have not been able to get it to work as every time I try to upload something to it, I always get a programming error and the led never lights up even after reseting. I know I connected led correct, ( long lead of the LED in pin13 and the shorter lead in the hole labeled GND) and it is a standard led that works fine, 3.3v(or something like that)
I tried on two comupters (both windows XP) and no matter what I always get the same error, "programmer not responding; reset the board before exporting." I have tried reseting the board and that does nothing as well. I have also looked at similar problems that people had on this fourm, but that did not help either.
When I connect to the computer, green light always lights up, and the link light (orange) keeps blinking, the 2 rx and tx lights never light up except in the beginning when you connect the board.
I have the newest arduino program (arduino-0006) and installed all the nessasary drivers, (FTDI USB Drivers and keyspan) and when I connect to computer, program recognizes board.
I think that perhaps it is defective, as I just bought this brand new from Spark Fun and everything should be working fine.....
I would greatly appreciate someone help me with this!!!
I can not wait to start using arduino, as I think, when working, this is an awesome device despite the problems I am having now! 8-)
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