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In Arduino-0012 alpha, under TOOLS > Burn Bootloader there are choices for burning bootloaders.  What is this function for?.  
I have an Arduino compatable board assembly, which uses an Atmega168 that has been pre-programmed with an Arduino compatable bootloader, but I cannot get the board to upload any Arduino sketches.  
Would a new bootloader, or reloading the bootloader help?

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It might help, but you need a programmer (another piece of hardware) to do it.  See: http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Bootloader for more information.  You might also try asking the manufacturer of your board for help.
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Did you read the other post you wrote/asked?
http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1230076318

It did not help you?
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Posted by: Adilson Akashi Posted on: 27.12.2008 at 15:18:50
Did you read the other post you wrote/asked?
http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1230076318
It did not help you?

Adilson, yes I did read your reply to my post.  I used the addresses that you gave.  The info led me back to one of the sellers of this board and some posts that he had with another person who had the same problem as I do.  The problem was not resolved, and no further posts were entered.  The seller that I bought the board from has been trying to help, but finally said that I should send the equipment back to him so that he can test it himself, maybe I will have to do that.

I've been trying to think of a way to work around the problem by programming the chip with a different method.  I have an STK200/300 programmer that I use to program an atmega32.  I think I will attempt to use that with the atmega168 on this RBBB board. However, the AT168 has an Arduino bootloader, and I'm not sure how to work around that.

Thank you
Patrick
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