Arduino Bootloader

Hey guys,
i recently got an aduino uno r3. i used it for a while, playing around with some projects, and I suddenly can't upload to it anymore. I keep getting this error message - "avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding"

I tried everything online, and after doing some research, i found out that either my bootloader is corrupt or missing. The pin 13 led is not flashing, it is always on. I am pretty sure that this is the problem. I don't want to spend more money on a programer, and i don't have an extra arduino. Is there a way i can burn the bootloader without an external programmer? I appreceate all the help.

Thank You :slight_smile:

No, the only way is to use a programmer. You can use ISP port to reprogram the bootloader with another Arduino or USBasp etc.. On the ebay, there are lots the USBasp programmers for a dollar, just shipping time is pretty long.

Thx for replying so fast, i think i’ll use my friends arduino to do it. :slight_smile: