I trying to download a sketch that works fine on a Arduino Uno to Mini. I removed the main chip from the Uno and connected UNO's pin 5v to mini's main VCC pin, UNO's pin GND to mini's main GND, UNO's pin RX to mini's RXI, UNO's pin TX to mini's TX0, and UNO's RESET to mini's GRN.
When I try uploading the sketch I get the following error messages
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xa8
Has anyone else seen this problem and can recommend a solution