Have you tried plug the short-leg in to pin GND and Long-leg in to pin 13. Pin 13 has a built in reisistors. Upload the blink programme. It should work.
Make sure that you have the com serial port and the USB sync, If they are not in sync you will get an error like. 0x30.
It looks like you dont have 5volts going to the breadboard. You need 9 volts or USB to power the arduino. When you have power going to the Arduino via usb, the TX and RX lights will flicker. If the lights come on, the the Arduino is working. If not, It could be a Hardware problem. http://www.bphttp
Hope it helps