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Hi i just bought a new Mega 2560, and installed it on my mac running OS X Lion.
Then I followed the instructions and installed also the arduino software.
When I tried to run the Blink example that doesn't work and I am getting the error message instead:
avrdude: stk500_2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout

I already tried a few troubleshooting steps, like removing arduino from network preferences, and manually resetting the board, but without success.
Can anyone help please!!!!




I am having exactly the same problem.
My configuration is Mac OSX Lion, Mega 2560. When I connect the usb cable the power light is on and one LED is blinking. I then try to upload the Blink sketch and get the timeout error.
avrdude: stk500_2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout

I have confirmed the selected Board and the Serial Port are correct


Any help / pointers will be greatly appreciated..


I am having the same problem...

OS: MAC OS X 10.7.2
Board: Arduino Mega 2560


push and hold the reset button
click the File / Upload
release the reset button

it worked for me as I had the exact same problem... in fact I created the account to post the same question but I just tried this solution :|


On Linux, I had a similar error with a PCB that I had made with Arduino bootloader. This error was because I shorted the USB connector pin 4 with the GND, which caused the connector to go in host mode instead of slave mode.

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