Much Research to NO AVAIL - cannot upload sketches to DUE

I hate to be THAT guy (I know there are TONS of posts out there, and believe me, I’ve tried them all)…but i don’t know where to go. I have an UNO that I’ve been working on and it functions flawlessly. I purchased 2 brand new DUE’s and I CANNOT get either to upload. I have spent several hours trying to get them to upload to no avail.

I’ve:

  • tried multiple cables
  • googled for a solution
  • searched the forums
  • used the troubleshooting pages
  • performed the loopback tests (Which work successfully)
  • the “L” LED slowly blinks on and off, indicating that a bootloader should be present (Even tried uploading a bootloader and it failed)
  • the port recognizes both of them
  • updated the IDE
  • selected the board
  • exc.

Please help, I have no hardware attached to the board. the RX/TX leds do no illuminate when the sketch is trying to upload. Once in awhile ill see RX LED turn on for an instant, then turns back off the remainder of the time it tries to upload.

I am trying to upload very basic stuff from the examples.

ANY help would be nice!

Arduino: 1.8.0 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Duemilanove or Diecimila, ATmega328P"

Sketch uses 1662 bytes (5%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30720 bytes.
Global variables use 190 bytes (9%) of dynamic memory, leaving 1858 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0
Problem uploading to board.  See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe0

This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.

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:fearful: ............freakin genius, how did I miss that..what a noob.