I suddenly started getting errors when uploading to my Diecimila board after months of using it with no problems. After struggling with the errors for some time, I noticed that one of the pins on one of the chips looks broken. Before I recruit someone to solder the connection for me, I wanted to know if this looks broken to you guys. (Since I can't post a link in my first post, I'll put it in a reply to this post).
Additionally, would that explain the following error: avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51