I recently purchased an arduino UNO board. I downloaded the latest IDE (1.0.5) and installed the drivers for the board on my laptop. The board is connected via the USB type B cable to COM Port 5. I have a windows 8 operating system.
On clicking the upload button in the IDE, the Tx and Rx pins on the board blink faintly a couple of times and then stop. The LED on pin 13 however does not blink, neither does it light up. The IDE however reads, "done uploading" and "Binary sketch size: 1,084 bytes (of a 32,256 byte maximum)."
I am not sure what is going on. Please help.