Download Sketch to ATMEGA328 TMEPro Mini Atmega328P 5V 16MHz Board Using Uno

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

Thanks

Try switching RX and TX.

I switched them but got the same error

Do you have the right board selected?

Yes I did

Thanks

cdb0ewm: Yes I did

Really? So which board did you select: - Duemilanove? - Nano w/ ATmega 328? - Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (5V 16MHz) w/ATmega 328? None of them working?

I originally just tried the Pro / Pro mini but just tried the others. Same results

cdb0ewm: I originally just tried the Pro / Pro mini but just tried the others. Same results

Perhaps the auto-reset does not work despite of the reset cabling.

Try "manual reset" like that: - press and hold down the reset button on the Mini - start uploading from the IDE "File - Upload" and watch the status line - as soon as the status line changes from "Compiling" to "Uploading..." release the reset button immediately