stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

Hello, I am new to the forum and working with my 10yr old son who is learning arduino for the first time, using the starters kit from Elecfreaks. He is on a MacBook Pro running OSX 11.6. I installed the xcode and ftdiusb drivers (FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_3.dmg) in case this was needed. Keep running into the "programmer not responding issue" and finally was able to get the Blink program to load but you can see from below it is not smooth. This was after numerous tries, and finally shutting off and then on the board before loading (tried the reset trick too). Am I going to have to go through this everytime I load a program onto the board. Is there a fix to this issue I can implement so it can be more "fun" rather than a 3 hour problem solving expedition for my son as he gets his legs under him? Thank you for you help?

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Arduino: 1.8.0 (Mac OS X), Board: "Arduino/Genuino Uno"

Sketch uses 940 bytes (2%) of program storage space. Maximum is 32256 bytes.
Global variables use 9 bytes (0%) of dynamic memory, leaving 2039 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
/Applications/Arduino.app/Contents/Java/hardware/tools/avr/bin/avrdude -C/Applications/Arduino.app/Contents/Java/hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf -v -patmega328p -carduino -P/dev/cu.usbmodem1A21 -b115200 -D -Uflash:w:/var/folders/75/g7znlvhn47d1cmhgzmc4krtr0000gp/T/arduino_build_436234/part1.ino.hex:i

avrdude: Version 6.3, compiled on Dec 16 2016 at 13:32:25
Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Joerg Wunsch

System wide configuration file is "/Applications/Arduino.app/Contents/Java/hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf"
User configuration file is "/Users/syrusfitch/.avrduderc"
User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping

Using Port : /dev/cu.usbmodem1A21
Using Programmer : arduino
Overriding Baud Rate : 115200
AVR Part : ATmega328P
Chip Erase delay : 9000 us
PAGEL : PD7
BS2 : PC2
RESET disposition : dedicated
RETRY pulse : SCK
serial program mode : yes
parallel program mode : yes
Timeout : 200
StabDelay : 100
CmdexeDelay : 25
SyncLoops : 32
ByteDelay : 0
PollIndex : 3
PollValue : 0x53
Memory Detail :

Block Poll Page Polled
Memory Type Mode Delay Size Indx Paged Size Size #Pages MinW MaxW ReadBack


eeprom 65 20 4 0 no 1024 4 0 3600 3600 0xff 0xff
flash 65 6 128 0 yes 32768 128 256 4500 4500 0xff 0xff
lfuse 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 4500 4500 0x00 0x00
hfuse 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 4500 4500 0x00 0x00
efuse 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 4500 4500 0x00 0x00
lock 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 4500 4500 0x00 0x00
calibration 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 0 0 0x00 0x00
signature 0 0 0 0 no 3 0 0 0 0 0x00 0x00

Programmer Type : Arduino
Description : Arduino
Hardware Version: 3
Firmware Version: 4.4
Vtarget : 0.3 V
Varef : 0.3 V
Oscillator : 28.800 kHz
SCK period : 3.3 us

avrdude: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions

Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.00s

avrdude: Device signature = 0x1e950f (probably m328p)
avrdude: reading input file "/var/folders/75/g7znlvhn47d1cmhgzmc4krtr0000gp/T/arduino_build_436234/part1.ino.hex"
avrdude: writing flash (940 bytes):

Writing | ################################################## | 100% 0.19s

avrdude: 940 bytes of flash written
avrdude: verifying flash memory against /var/folders/75/g7znlvhn47d1cmhgzmc4krtr0000gp/T/arduino_build_436234/part1.ino.hex:
avrdude: load data flash data from input file /var/folders/75/g7znlvhn47d1cmhgzmc4krtr0000gp/T/arduino_build_436234/part1.ino.hex:
avrdude: input file /var/folders/75/g7znlvhn47d1cmhgzmc4krtr0000gp/T/arduino_build_436234/part1.ino.hex contains 940 bytes
avrdude: reading on-chip flash data:

Reading | avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
######avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avr_read(): error reading address 0x0000
read operation not supported for memory "flash"
avrdude: failed to read all of flash memory, rc=-2
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

avrdude done. Thank you.

the selected serial port
does not exist or your board is not connected

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the selected serial port
does not exist or your board is not connected

Seems pretty obvious, to me. The COM port that you have selected under Tools is not the COM port that the Arduino is connected to.

Thank you PaulS. I tried the setup on a MacBook Air and it worked fine. I went back to my sons MacBook Pro and uninstalled the arduino IDE and reinstalled. I took a screen grab of the Com port and it is correct and matches the one on the MacBook Air. I made sure the configuration was identical . The MacBook Air OSX 10.11.6) worked flawlessly, but the MacBook Pro gave the same error “stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding”. Could this be an issue somewhere with the MacOSx in handling of serial communication. Am I in the right forum?

FWIW

Double check cables and use another than is known to work.

DONT use USB 3.0 ports unless you have a POWERED USB 2.0 hub between that and the Arduino.

Many laptops and macs have power issues with USB ports so in some cases the Arduino may need to be powered via the barrel jack as well. (no more than 9 V)

Hi all,

I am no longer able to upload programs to Arduino UNO R3 boards (tried 3 different boards) using my Macbook Air running macOS Sierra Version 10.12.2 (tried using 3 different IDE versions). This after having been able to upload programs without error for about a month after my initial UNO purchase.

Over the past 10 days I've seen more than one type of error specifying a problem with the programmer while uploading programs. This is the latest when attempting to upload using the cloud-based IDE:

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00

Since the first failure about 10 days ago I purchased 2 additional UNO boards thinking it might be the board (DFRduino UNO V3.0 (R3), ELEGOO UNO R3, and ARDUINO BOARD MODEL UNO R3), and I tried 3 different versions of the IDE (Arduino 1.6.13, Arduino 1.8.0, and the cloud version powered by Amazon Web Services - create.arduino.cc/editor).

When I first tried the cloud version, it worked for a couple of times - then it too stopped working.

At this point I am trying to find a next troubleshooting step, other than purchasing a Windows-based laptop in case the problem has something to do with the Mac OS.

I tried resetting the UNO board at several timing points before and during upload, as advised by some online posts. I tried restarting the Mac several times. I tried uploading sketches of different sizes. I tried uploading to a board with only the USB cable connected, with a 9-volt battery pack also connected, and with a 9-volt DC power supply connected. The last program I uploaded to two of the boards continues to operate when those boards are powered up. I tried using a different USB cable (one came with the ELEGOO board).

Thanks in advance for any next-step ideas.

Darryl

Did you use the forum search?
There are quite some threads about Mac Sierra problems with original FTDI drivers.

I’m also unable to upload a sketch to my genuino uno. keep getting the “stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding”. Using a Macbook Pro El Capitan 10.11.16

Arduino: 1.8.1 (Mac OS X), Board:“Arduino/Genuino Uno”

De schets gebruikt 928 bytes (2%) programma-opslagruimte. Maximum is 32256 bytes.
Globale variabelen gebruiken 9 bytes (0%) van het dynamisch geheugen. Resteren 2039 bytes voor lokale variabelen. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
Probleem bij het uploaden naar het board. Zie http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload voor suggesties.

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Arduino: 1.8.1 (Mac OS X), Board:“Arduino/Genuino Uno”

avrdude: Version 6.3, compiled on Dec 16 2016 at 13:32:25
Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Joerg Wunsch

System wide configuration file is “/Applications/Arduino.app/Contents/Java/hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf”
User configuration file is “/Users/nastasia/.avrduderc”
User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping

Using Port : /dev/cu.usbmodem1411
Using Programmer : arduino
Overriding Baud Rate : 115200
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00

avrdude done. Thank you.

Probleem bij het uploaden naar het board. Zie http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload voor suggesties.