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Hi all,

I've just entered the world or Arduino and am really looking forward to exploring the possibilities.
I've borrowed an Arduino from my uni and have finally got it home, but unfortunately I've fallen at the second hurdle.

I've connected the Arduino, installed the drivers and software and it's being found in device manager. When I plug it in, it's getting power and the led on port 13 lights up (yellow; I assume that's correct).
I've tried to run the "Blink" program in the software, but the Arduino is unresponsive. I've selected the right serial port and the right unit in the software, but I'm getting nothing. There's no errors coming from the software, it says it's compiled successfully.

I've tried putting a LED in port 13 like the tutorial says, but still nothing. Granted I didn't use a resistor, but when we did this in class an hour ago, we didn't use a resistor and it all worked fine.

Anyone have any idea on what I should do next?
(I don't have any resistors to hand right now)

Many thanks
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I don't think you connected the grounds, Dave.
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There's no errors coming from the software, it says it's compiled successfully.
What about the upload?
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Oops =S

Yeah it's working now.
Silly me, thank you very much. Who knows how long I would have sat here before trying the obvious smiley

[being silly again]
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Don't worry - it caught me out first time too!
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