I think my Pro Mini board is broken now.
I have two laptops:
1) Window XP 2) Vista
My Arduino is: Pro Mini (Atmega 168) I use FTDI adaptor chip/board for usb-to-serial connection.
Pro mini (it is 168 version i think: atmega 168), used to work on another laptop with XP untill few days back.
But I wanted to switch to laptop 2) with Vista.
So I downloaded IDE to laptop with Vista. But I cannot get it to work on this new laptop with Vista.
When I try to upload sketch I get error:
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocaol error, expect-0x14...
After this I tried several things: confirm firewall is off COM port is defined correctly tried changing baude rate tried latedt FTDI drivers
Then I went back to older laptop (on which it used to work until few days back). But i get same error on this laptop also ! So, now it does not work on XP or on Vista. Both give same error as mentioned above.
So, I concluded the chip must be broken, right ? :(