It was factory sealed from M!@#$r electronics I cut open them myself.
I get the following error avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding. I can put the chip back in a UNO and it loads fine what is wrong now?
The reason the switch is in line with the resistor is purely experimental.
the Resistor must be in the circuit in order for a script to run.
With the resistor in the circuit it flashes the Rx light only twice and errors with problem uploading to the board. I can push the reset button (which is wired from pin 1 to ground) It says compiling...then it starts writing the script. RX and TX lights are on, and the progress bar stalls at the end and I get the error in post #1.
with the resistor disconnected via the switch it will write automatically but, same as above the progress bar stalls and I get the error in post#1.
changing the order in which the LED's flash(like middle on then outer two on etc.) can only be written if I put the chip back in the UNO.
It is not obvious what you mean by "it will write"? The error is presumably the same either way, "not in sync", so what is the difference in behaviour (though having said that, this is unlikely to be relevant)?