Board from not compatible with IDE from


I ordered some arduino Uno boards from Amazon and they happen to have come as boards. Interestingly enough, the messaging on the box asked the user to download a new IDE from

I have always been a supporter of and have always used the IDE from, but I was unable to upload the blink sketch to the boards that came from I kept on getting the error below whenever I tried to upload the sketch.

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

In order to fix the problem, I had to reflash the bootloader on the arduino, and ever since then the uno’s have been working fine.

So I was wondering if anyone else experience this as it looks like might intentionally be making the bootloader on their boards incompatible with the IDE…

I hadn't heard of any such thing. What ide version do you have?
There was briefly code that printed an obnoxious and noisy warning about .org boards, but still worked.
Did you select the correct serial port? It might. Be different on a .org board...

I was supplied with two .org Nano's and had no problems with the .cc IDE.