So i bought this arduino from deal extreme, it doesn't work on my PC or my brothers, both windows 8
It's marketed as a UNO but as another user states, it's a Duemilanove, it also says Duemilanove on the board itself
but a 32 or 16 i don't know which. So far, i've been trying both 32 and 16 for my troubleshooting. The chip says ATmega328 on it, even with the board changed the error persists
When i try to upload a blank script (nothing but setup and loop functions) it gives me this nasty, but common error avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 The lights are flashing constantly but when i press upload the pause for a second and the RX led lights up, the TX led does not. Certain i'm using the correct com port as when i remove the device the associated com port stops displaying on the device manager. Furthermore, i couldn't get the loop-back test to work. I put the cables where they needed to be but didn't see anything come out in the serial monitor and i couldn't find any videos of somebody performing a loop back test on youtube (maybe you could be the first)
In regards to the failed loop back test. Both RX and TX leds light up but there is no return to the serial monitor.
SOLVED Solution was to use a windows XP virtual machine and install the drivers in the arduino folder rather then windows 8's pre installed drivers.