Roboduino Board

After all the problems actually getting my Roboduino board delivered I can't get it to work! In spite of my best efforts all I get is the following error report:

avrdude: stk500_getsync(); not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect 0x14, resp=0x51

I have tried with and without an external power supply and with 2 different usb cables. I am running XP Professional on the machine I am using with the board. The power light is on and the led at pin 13 flashes once per second.

HELP..... :(

You should ask the supplier / maker of your board for help.

I have done that and they are sending me a replacement 328 chip to try. I posted this in case this was a known problem with a simple "fix". I notice that the error message features in another forum message. :)

Replacement chip seems to have fixed the problem. I look forward to getting down to some serious Arduino work now. ;)