communication problems with my pro mini


I've been working on a involving a processing sketch to communicate with a pro mini. Last night while I had the pro mini connected to my computer and the processing sketch was running I tried to upload a revised sketch to my pro mini and there was some sort of conflict. Now the pro mini isn't working properly. When I try and use it the green light just blinks. I know that I should have quit the processing sketch before trying to upload but I had forgotten the processing sketch was running.

Here is the error that the Arduino IDE gives me when I try and upload to the mini.

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

Any help that could be provided to get me up and running again would be greatly appreciated.



Today I thought I would work on this a little more to see if I could find anything more. I have the pro Mini connected like this tutorial suggests:

I've tried a bunch of things.

  • hold the reset until uploading sketch appears
  • select uno as the board
  • Burning bootloader
  • reversing Tx and Rx Pins (along with all of the above attempts)
  • Also tried burning the boot loader in windows7

The green LED still continues to blink quickly.

Any thoughts?