I've gone through many forums looking for what I could be doing wrong here. Here's a brief description of the problem I have and below will be specs as to what I'm using and how I encountered the error.
- I am trying to load a program onto the Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V found here: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardProMini using an FTDI Cable. Currently, with the cable plugged in, there is a red LED in the center which stays on (Assuming it's power). When I tell the software to load the program, a green LED on pin 10 flashes on at increasing intervals then stops. Finally an error on the software is produced:
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51
So far here are the settings I'm using: OS: Windows 7: 64 Bit Driver for FTDI Cable: arduino-0021\drivers\FTDI USB Drivers Port: COM 3 (As found through control panel) Board: Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (3.3V, 8MHz) w/ ATmega 328 Baud Rate: 9600 bps, Data bits 8, Parity: None, Stop bits 1.
Errors I've made thus far: Flashed a 5v Vcc wire to the Tx pin. (i.e. accidentally plugged in the FTDI cable backwards. thought GRN looked like GND and assumed black wire = ground.)
So my question is, 'what can I do?' and, 'is my board fried?'
Edit: An additional mistake was not grounding myself before touching the board. Even though I was careful, it was a stupid mistake to not touch ground before touching something so delicate.