Error uploading sketches to ArduinoMEGA

Hi there,

I just purchased a new arduino mega and followed the instructions to install the drivers. I opened the 'blink' sketch but when I click the 'upload' button, I get the following error:

Binary sketch size: 1426 bytes (of a 126976 byte maximum) avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51

I'm running Vista, and have the board plugged into a USB port (COMM4)

Thanks for you help, George

Wait, am I reading that right? You have 128 kB on that thing? Holy crap, I didn't know my 16 kB version got outmoded so quickly!

Wait, am I reading that right? You have 128 kB on that thing? Holy crap, I didn't know my 16 kB version got outmoded so quickly!

Yes, do try and keep up. ;D

George, did you select the proper board type in the Arduino IDE?

Lefty