Hello Arduino forum users!
I recently bought a Arduino Starter Kit with the Arduino Uno Rev3.
After hours of installing and uninstalling the drivers on my Windows 7 pc I found out my Atmega16U2 (usb to serial converter) had no firmware installed. So I used FLIP to install the firmware (using \arduino-1.0.4-windows\arduino-1.0.4\hardware\arduino\firmwares\atmegaxxu2\arduino-usbserial\Arduino-usbserial-atmega16u2-Uno-Rev3.hex)
After that I could successfully install the Arduino-Driver.
I did a new attempt to upload the Blink-Example onto my Arduino. It did not work, Arduino IDE was telling me: avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
I noticed that after pressing the reset button nothing happened neither to the L,RX nor the TX-Led. So I wondered if the Atmega328P-PU had a bootloader uploaded.
Then I used a working Arduino Uno Rev2 to upload a bootloader according to the ArduinoISP tutorial. Now when I press the reset-key on my Rev3 Arduino the L-Led blinks for three times and then stays on.
I still cannot upload any sketch with the Arduino IDE (getting avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00). (I use the correct COM-Port and the correct Board->the other Arduino Uno Rev2 works without problems)
The loopback test described on the forums mainpage succeds.
It's a pity my Starter Kit Arduino Uno Rev3 is not working. I would like to get it working before the delivered Arduino projects book is useless since I already had to proof advanced skills just to get it running :) :)
By the way: Starter Kit was bought at Reichelt (German Reseller)