Cannot get my Arduino Duemilanove to upload

i get this message avrdude: stk500_get sync() : not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: stk500_disable () : protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51

That means that the IDE said “Hey Arduino”, and the Arduino did not respond. Along with that error message, it also told you how to troubleshoot the problem. Posting on the forum the same question that hundreds of other people have posted was nowhere near the top of the list.

I am brand new using the adriuno so sorry if my post bothered you at this time I am not familiar with the error code .. But I did figure it out .. Thanx anyway

The only bothersome part is that half the posts in the hardware troubleshooting section are on the same topic, and most posters haven't made any attempt to check the simplest things first, like selecting the correct (or any) COM port.

So, what was your problem?