Avrdude error - Plz help

hi guys...

i hav a newly bought arduino MEGA board with ATmega1280. But when i try to upload the simplest of the blinking codes on it, it would show an error as,

avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51

I don't know what the problem is :-? . I have the latest FTDI drivers and windows XP SP2 system. I tried all things directed in the troubleshooting section but to no avail. Please help me out here.

Thanks in advance for your replies. :-/

hi, Plz SEE POST http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1243607033/15

Could be HARDWARE POBLEM, wrong Cap used

If this is the case, get a new one

D.

Was it the CAP problem? if it was:

from RetroLefty: a hack that can be done is... pressing the reset button on the arduino after you click the upload button, and the arduino mega should accept the program....