Programmer Not Responding

Readout is:

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

I have tried multiple Atmega328's with Arduino bootloader installed, did I fry my board?

Have you chosen the correct board and serial port in the Arduino IDE's "Tools" menu?


yes, I do every time out of habit. IDE settings are all what they should be. Every sketch compiles fine. Seems like a board component problem because I'm using fresh Atmega328's with Arduino bootloaders burned onto them and they all responded fine in the process.

Well a simple test is to remove the AVR chip and then jumper pins 0 & 1 together. Then plug into your computer's USB port and launch a serial terminal program. Select the correct comm port number and then see if you can type characters on the keyboard and see them echoed back to the screen. This will test out the USB serial communications chip and the USB driver.


I'm having the same error. But, I built/programmed a project and bought a dc boarduino and transfered my orginal chip into the boarduino. Placing the dc boarduino chip in the Duemilanove board gives this error.


I pulled the AVR and jumped pins 0 & 1, used command:

screen /dev/tty.usbserial-A6006hL1

Error msg "Could not find a PTY"

Got any clues for me? is this the kiss of death?

sounds like a driver problem (FTDI)... try the board on another operating system or other PC, but I guess that the board is ok and it is just a driver problem.