Can't upload to Arduino Duemilanove

I got a Arduino Duemilanove recently. I have not been able to upload any programs to it. I am using Arduino-0012 (It was the version used in the Nuts & Volts magazine workshop series), on Windows XP.

I am pretty sure I got the FTDI driver installed correctly (and the right COM port), since the RX LED blinks a couple of times when I start a download. TX never blinks.

I set upload.verbose=true, and get these messages:

Binary sketch size: 1124 bytes (of a 14336 byte maximum) C:\arduino-0012\hardware/tools/avr/bin/avrdude -CC:\arduino-0012\hardware/tools/ avr/etc/avrdude.conf -v -v -v -v -pm168 -cstk500v1 -P\.\COM4 -b19200 -D -Uflash :w:C:\Documents and Settings\Rusty\My Documents\Arduino\sketch_100102a\applet\sk etch_100102a.hex:i

avrdude: Version 5.4-arduino, compiled on Oct 11 2007 at 19:12:32 Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean,

System wide configuration file is "C:\arduino-0012\hardware/tools/avr/e tc/avrdude.conf"

Using Port : \.\COM4 Using Programmer : stk500v1 Overriding Baud Rate : 19200 avrdude: ser_open(): setting dtr avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20] avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20] avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20] avrdude: Recv: avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: Send: Q [51] [20] avrdude: Recv: avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51

avrdude done. Thank you.

When I plug in the board (USB) or reset it, the pin13 LED blinks short-short-long every 1 second or so.

Any suggestions of what to do? Thanks in advance,

First you plug in the Arduino board to the PC, then you opened up the Arduino IDE software, were you sure you set the correct comm port number and board type?


I don't Arduino 0012 supports the Duemilanove w/ ATmega328. Try 0017.

also, make sure the drivers afor the usb chip are up to date.

0017 fixed it, THANKS!

I had been trying to follow the magazine article tutorial as close as possible, and had not noticed I had a different board that what they showed.

Thanks again for the fast solution. Peter