[Arduino Uno w/motor shield: Upload error]

Hello all,

I currently using an Uno R3 board with a Motor Shield to run 6v DC motor. One of my teammates was able to write a code that included a potentiometer a switch.

I was unable to upload the code using my laptop w/WINDOWS XP. I saw the following error:

avrdude: stk500_getsync (): not in sync: resp=0x00

I then tried to upload the "Blink Example" and continued to get the same error. I read through a previous thread:

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=123961.0

which addressed the same problem but none of the solutions worked for me.

If anyone knows a solutions I will be much obliged

Solution:

I bought a new Uno and tryed the upload the blink code and it worked just fine... Im guessing that my older Uno had some kind of short circuit