mini Nano has been working perfectly fine for over 2 years, but all of a sudden I got the following error upon programming it:
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
I didn't change anything hardware or software-wise. The same software/hardware setup was able to program it perfectly fine before.
When I try to program it the LED would blink exactly 3 times but then nothing happens (except the error). I'm experiencing the exact same error on Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7.
I don't have an ISP programmer or an other Arduino handy, so I can't re-burn a bootloader on there. Would buying an ISP programmer help the situation?
I realize this is a very common error message, but the previous threads were not helpful since my case is unique. All the other cases were people having problem programming their Arduino for the very first time.
Thank you for reading.