Error in uploading basic sketches

Hi, I am new to this. I just got my arduino UNO today. Whenever I upload any sketches on my board I get this erroe message “avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00”. Please help.

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Yes I have.

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still doesn't work. one thing i forgot yo mention i sthat the yellow led on my board kepps blinking constantly.

still doesn't work. one thing i forgot to mention is that the yellow led on my board keeps blinking constantly.

Yeah, it just worked.

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I'm having the same issue as you had. How did you get it to work?

yahoo! Got it working! I just changed the board to "arduino uno". Now I'm off to the world of programming.