An error occurred while uploading the sketch

An error occurred while uploading the sketch

Yoooooooo! I just installed two units (UNO and a MEGA) on a Windows System. Although my Device Manager recognized the MEGA as "Arduino Mega 2560 (COM3)" At UPLOAD time I will get:

"avrdude: stk500v2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout avrdude: stk500v2_getsync(): timeout communicating with programmer An error occurred while uploading the sketch"

The fix is simple: Under TOOLS/BOARD: select "Arduino/Genuino Uno" instead of the "Arduino/Genuino Mega" that you will be inclined to select cz.. that's what the device manager is stating you have!! :confused: Also, make sure u selected the PORT under TOOLS/PORT:

Now I am a happy dual Arduino board guru! XD

If it's still confusing just give me a shout and I'll gladly help :D

Maaaaan it was so simple yet so important. Thanks a lot