plugged in Mega, nothing uploads

I wish there were a phone number to call.

The MEGA board does not download. I just received the board. I used the same software I used to upload to the UNO.

Any suggestions?

Where did you buy the board from?

safehavenalarms:
I used the same software I used to upload to the UNO.

…means that this…

The MEGA board does not download. I just received the board.

…or the USB cable are defective (or that you were sent something other than a Mega). Try a different USB cable. If that does not work, return the board for a refund (or start the charge-back process with your credit card company) then get your next board from a reputable vendor.

Have you changed the board type in the IDE?

safehavenalarms: Any preferred dealer you like to use?

The last four vendors I used were... http://www.digikey.com/ http://www.mouser.com/ http://www.adafruit.com/ http://www.pololu.com/ (I don't think they sell Arduinos.)

I am always pleased to do business with those four.