avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

i am trying to upload bluetooth code to arduino nano,but im getting this type of error(avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding). i thought my arduino nano board was dumped by retrying uploading code to board and this error appeared even i used new board can i get a confident solution?

Please do this:

  • (In the Arduino IDE) File > Preferences
  • Uncheck the checkbox next to "Show verbose output during: compilation"
  • Check the checkbox next to "Show verbose output during: upload
  • Click "OK"
  • Sketch > Upload
  • After the upload fails, you'll see a button on the right side of the orange bar "Copy error messages" (or the icon that looks like two pieces of paper at the top right corner of the black console window in the Arduino Web Editor). Click that button.
  • In a forum reply here, click on the reply field.
  • Click the button on the forum toolbar. This will add the forum's code tags markup to your reply.
  • Press "Ctrl + V". This will paste the upload output between the code tags.
  • Move the cursor outside of the code tags before you add any additional text to your reply.

after trying what u told this is appeared."

Build options changed, rebuilding all c:\program files (x86)\arduino\hardware\tools\avr\bin../lib/gcc/avr/5.4.0/../../../../avr/bin/ar.exe: unable to rename 'core\core.a'; reason: Permission denied

exit status 1 Error compiling for board Arduino Nano.

This report would have more information with "Show verbose output during compilation" option enabled in File -> Preferences.>"

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this type of error occured"<System wide configuration file is “C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf”

Using Port : COM8
Using Programmer : arduino
Overriding Baud Rate : 115200
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x45

avrdude done. Thank you.

Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.>".

cc.txt (15.5 KB)

Try selecting Tools > Processor > ATmega328P (Old Bootloader).

after selecting ‘ATmega328P(oldbootloader)’ igot this error can get particular solution?

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Make sure you have selected the port of your Arduino board from the Tools > Port menu.

You can find it like this:

  • Unplug your Arduino board from the computer.
  • Tools > Port
  • Note the ports, if any, listed in the menu.
  • Close the Tools menu
  • Plug your Arduino board into the computer.
  • Tools > Port - The new port listed in the menu is your Arduino board.

Hello, I have the same problem and need a suggestion to solve it. I have LilyPad 328 ATmega328P Main Board compatible for Arduino's IDE and

Basic Breakout Board For FTDI FT232RL USB to Serial IC For Arduino New 3.3V 5.5V I have Arduino 1.8.5. and WIN10 Educational

I put: Board:LilyPad Arduino Port: COM3 (checked in Device Manager) Processor: ATmega 328P Programmer:AVR ISP And I get this message avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xcd Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.

So I tried to solve problem, but I did not succeed. Please, help me!

Make sure you have the FTDI breakout attached the right way around. The pin marked "DTR" on the FTDI board should be connected to the pin marked "G" on the LilyPad, then all the other pins are aligned from there.

If you have anything wired to the RX and TX pins on the LilyPad, that may interfere with the upload, so disconnect it before trying the upload.

This Dude problem is getting to be a pain in the projects, I have tried every fix I can find, but nothing works. I know I'm not the one to figure it out but hope someone does soon .My problem started about three wks ago and none of the Arduino boards work. I don't see any upgrades or other changes that could have caused the problem. I tried the nano with the old Bootloader and no luck either. When I reset the uno"s "tried 4 different ones" I get the 3 blinks so I guess they should be alright. I see some have tried some things that have worked for them none have worked for me after many TRYS. Am I wrong in thinking this is Arduino problem and they should be looking into it. It's probably a easy fix and everyone is looking to deep. Most dudes are good guys but We have a stinker here. Sorry for the rattling on but it is annoying when nothing works.

zneb: none of the Arduino boards work.

Are you saying you have multiple Arduino boards that all started having the same problem at the same time?

zneb: Am I wrong in thinking this is Arduino problem and they should be looking into it.

It's impossible to say whose problem this is. Many thousands of people are using Arduino's software every day with absolutely no problems uploading. Of the tiny percentage who do have uploading errors, the vast majority are caused by user error or damaged/defective hardware. Anyway, it's not really productive to talk about whoese problem it is.

If you have any external circuitry connected to your Arduino board, try disconnecting it to see if that solves the problem.

Yes to the multiple boards. The dude happens with or without any hook ups. Is there a way to check if boards are damaged, cause the ones I used were not new. I have tried a number of Sketch's that comply and have uploaded before without issue . Now I get this dude error when I try them also. I also tried a different computer same issue. I took all Arduino files off computer and started over that did not work either. {uninstalled also}.I just made the lego bulldozer 3 x scaled up and have been trying for 3 weeks to solve this issue and get it running. I haven't run into any dude I couldn't get along with but I guess there is always the first one . got to keep pushing on, maybe I'll get lucky. This is My issue message Arduino: 1.8.9 (Windows Store 1.8.21.0) (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino/Genuino Uno"

Sketch uses 3322 bytes (10%) of program storage space. Maximum is 32256 bytes. Global variables use 76 bytes (3%) of dynamic memory, leaving 1972 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes. C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ArduinoLLC.ArduinoIDE_1.8.21.0_x86_mdqgnx93n4wtt\hardware\tools\avr/bin/avrdude -CC:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ArduinoLLC.ArduinoIDE_1.8.21.0_x86_mdqgnx93n4wtt\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf -v -patmega328p -carduino -PCOM5 -b115200 -D -Uflash:w:C:\Users\frank\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_7910/sketch_apr16ajoystick.ino.hex:i

avrdude: Version 6.3-20171130 Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/ Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Joerg Wunsch

System wide configuration file is "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ArduinoLLC.ArduinoIDE_1.8.21.0_x86__mdqgnx93n4wtt\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf"

Using Port : COM5 Using Programmer : arduino Overriding Baud Rate : 115200 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa3

avrdude done. Thank you.

Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.

This report would have more information with "Show verbose output during compilation" option enabled in File -> Preferences.

Make sure you have selected the port of your Arduino board from the Tools > Port menu.

Sometimes the port will be labeled with the board name in the menu. Other times it will not. If you don’t know which port is your Arduino, you can find it like this:

  • Unplug your Arduino board from the computer.
  • Tools > Port
  • Note the ports, if any, listed in the menu.
  • Close the Tools menu
  • Plug your Arduino board into the computer.
  • Tools > Port - The new port listed in the menu is your Arduino board.

For what it's worth, I've been fooling with a couple of Pro-mini clones today. I've been working on a project using a 3.3V tft display, and wanted to keep the whole project on one voltage to avoid level translation. I have several 5V boards and one 3.3V. I've always had issues trying to upload sketches to the 3.3V board, and I've read that a 5V board will run at 3.3V. So I powered it @ 3.3V and sure enough it took the upload and ran it fine. (an example sketch from the Adafruit tft library) BUT I received an error in the verbose output at upload. Running IDE 1..8.7 I've posted details here https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=610726.msg4140962#msg4140962

To reiterate a point made on that post, I then remembered I had IDE 1.8.4 loaded on my old laptop. I ran the same setup on it, and the sketch again uploaded, and ran fine, this time with a clean verbose output.

I must have been in a masochistic mood, because I updated to the latest IDE 1.8.9 . I then could not upload to the board at all; getting "not in sync" errors. I then rolled back to IDE 1.8.7 and uploads worked again (with same errors).

Now the 3.3V board as stated would never take an upload, keep in mind that I had selected ProMini 3.3V 8mhz in the board selection menu. Just for kicks today I selected 5V 16mhz as the board and it took an upload :o I don't know if all that helps in pursuit of all the problems that seem to have appeared but I hope it does.

FOOTNOTE: Through all that, I was able to upload to my UNO.

Well I'm still having the same problem. I'm thinking maybe I should reburn the bootloader but don't know how. Are the bootloaders the same in all the same boards? I have 3, uno 3 boards and none of them work. I retried my nano with old bootloader and it did upload but I can't check if it works cause I need the uno for that..I know I'm a pest but at 83 yrs old this is what makes My days interesting.

this is what makes My days interesting.

LOL indeed... and I'm not far behind. I'd suggest backing up a bit and verify all the criteria required to upload to one of the UNO's first. IE: is the proper board selected, is the proper port selected? I know that seems redundant, but I've trapped myself many times with simple slip-ups. Try uploading a simple sketch like "blink". Forgive me if you've done all this, but with the thread getting longer, it's hard to keep track.

There are multiple instructionals out there to load bootloaders, if you google, you should be able to find one. That being said, if you use a breadboard setup for interconnecting, I can say that has been one of my major sources of problems.

Review my last post regarding IDE ver's 1.8.9 and 1.8.7. Now I haven't seen any strangeness with the UNO but I have with Pro-mini's and Nano's. Do you have access to an older IDE to try?

Arduino: 1.8.9 (Windows Store 1.8.21.0) (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Nano, ATmega328P"

Sketch uses 930 bytes (3%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30720 bytes.
Global variables use 9 bytes (0%) of dynamic memory, leaving 2039 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ArduinoLLC.ArduinoIDE_1.8.21.0_x86__mdqgnx93n4wtt\hardware\tools\avr/bin/avrdude -CC:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ArduinoLLC.ArduinoIDE_1.8.21.0_x86__mdqgnx93n4wtt\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf -v -patmega328p -carduino -PCOM1 -b115200 -D -Uflash:w:C:\Users\rhea9\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_260489/Blink.ino.hex:i 

avrdude: Version 6.3-20171130
         Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
         Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Joerg Wunsch

         System wide configuration file is "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ArduinoLLC.ArduinoIDE_1.8.21.0_x86__mdqgnx93n4wtt\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf"

         Using Port                    : COM1
         Using Programmer              : arduino
         Overriding Baud Rate          : 115200
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xdd

avrdude done.  Thank you.

Problem uploading to board.  See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.

This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.
Arduino: 1.8.7 (Windows 7), Board: "Arduino/Genuino Uno"

Sketch uses 4234 bytes (13%) of program storage space. Maximum is 32256 bytes.
Global variables use 242 bytes (11%) of dynamic memory, leaving 1806 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
C:\Program Files\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr/bin/avrdude -CC:\Program Files\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf -v -patmega328p -carduino -PCOM1 -b115200 -D -Uflash:w:C:\Users\Welcome\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_530167/trial_1.ino.hex:i 

avrdude: Version 6.3-20171130
         Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
         Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Joerg Wunsch

         System wide configuration file is "C:\Program Files\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf"

         Using Port                    : COM1
         Using Programmer              : arduino
         Overriding Baud Rate          : 115200
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xc7

avrdude done.  Thank you.

Problem uploading to board.  See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.

This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.

@rhearajesh
Try to use Nano with “Old Bootloader”. It could help if it is chinese clone.

@Kapil_Varadhan
UNO does not have same problem as Nano. Maybe you could write more detailed info.
Is it clone…?