Ok so I recently purchases an arduino board to start some new electronics projects. My problem is that it will not work on my Macbook pro. I use Mac 0s-x version 10.6.8. I tried using the board on my brother's laptop(windows vista) and it was a success; No issues whatsoever, when uploading to his computer. The problem I'm having is I'm not able to get it to upload on my laptop. I've been searching these forums trying to find an answer for hours and hours and have tried quite a lot of stuff. The reset button, different baud rates. I even have windows 7 installed with bootcamp on my laptop and it won't work on the windows 7 partition. I'm getting the same thing. I'm beginning to think the USB port on the macs are funky. Too much current? Voltage? I've heard of people using a USB hub and have had success with that or even get an external keyboard with usb. Is there any way to fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is what I'm getting; I'm sure quite a bit of you have seen the same thing.
avrdude: Version 5.11, compiled on Sep 2 2011 at 18:52:52 Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/ Copyright (c) 2007-2009 Joerg Wunsch
System wide configuration file is "/Users/dustinweaver/Downloads/Arduino.app/Contents/Resources/Java/hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf" User configuration file is "/Users/dustinweaver/.avrduderc" User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping
Using Port : /dev/tty.usbmodemfa131 Using Programmer : arduino Overriding Baud Rate : 115200 avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: ser_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude done. Thank you.