Hi Folks, new to the forum, new to the arduino, but I am familiar with coding, network administration, etc but I consider myself very much a noob with this.
I am having a problem with uploading the code to the Mega328P - I am under the impression the board is the same hardware effectively, but is considered a clone.
I have tried two different USB-TTL cables, two different Operating Systems (Linux Mint and Windows 10), three different USB ports, the com port is installed in the device manager on Windows, and appears as a valid device in linux. Also assuming this is a clone, I have tried the options of arduino uno, mini, micro, but no matter what, I keep getting a variation of the error
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xff
When I connect the device, I hook up the TTL cables and there is a solid red light centre board, and then at the reset button end of the device, there is a blinking LED circa every second.
I have tried browsing but I missed the search function on the forum, apologies if this has already been answered a thousand times.
Images enclosed of the board.
NB: I forgot to add as well, when I get the software to get the board information, I see the board detected information is as follows:
BN: Unknown board VID: 067B PID: 2303 SN: Upload any sketch to obtain it
NBB: Windows 10 believes the drivers for my USB > TTL cable and its “virtual com port” are the most suitable - “Prolific version 18.104.22.168 30/07/2019”