Can't upload... Please help.

Hey,

I'm really new to the whole arduino thing so please take it easy on me and not reply with complex things.
I am trying to upload a script, but it won't upload, giving me this error message:

Arduino: 1.8.7 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino/Genuino Uno"

Build options changed, rebuilding all
Sketch uses 942 bytes (2%) of program storage space. Maximum is 32256 bytes.
Global variables use 9 bytes (0%) of dynamic memory, leaving 2039 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x48
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.

(I probably did that wrong but oh well).

I was just wondering if anyone could help me with this.

Thanks!

Make sure you have nothing else connected to the board for starters.

Make sure you can see the board in windows device manager and that it shows no errors there. (COM & LPT)

Make sure you try it in a USB 2.0 port as USB 3.0 has been known to cause issues.

Depending on if you have any additional security on the computer it can be worth turning OFF your antivirus and such (fully off) to test an upload.

Make sure you have the correct board AND port selected in the IDE.

If it is a clone board then it may need additional drivers as they are not supplied with the IDE.

Try another KNOWN working cable.

Thanks so much! Turns out it was a dodgy cable. :slight_smile: I am such a noob.