Arduino sync problem

by raswini93 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:33 am

Every time i start uploading a program i get this error -
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00

I've searched in many websites and tried the methods provided but the problem is not getting resolved. the led in pin 13 blinks each time i connect the arduino uno board to my laptop and each time i reset it. But wen i checked the ports it reads " USB Serial port(Com 6)" and not Arduino Uno(Com 6). Is tat a problem?? If so can u kindly help me fix it???
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:22 am

Open the device in the Device Manager and uninstall the existing driver.
Then select the "Update Driver Software" option and choose the "Browse my computer for Driver software" option.
Navigate to the "Drivers" folder of the Arduino Software download (not the "FTDI USB Drivers" sub-directory) and select "Open".
The Device Manager should load the correct driver from there.

http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/windows
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by raswini93 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:33 am

I did it... Still the problem remains... What else could be done to resolve it??
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:55 am

Do you see any flashing lights on the Arduino when you attempt to upload?
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by raswini93 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:50 am

Yeah I do... I see the flashing lights even when I reset...
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:04 pm

The one marked 'L' should flash on reset or on upload. Do you see any flashing on the Rx/Tx leds?
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by raswini93 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:31 am

I see flashing lights on Rx led and the one marked L, but not on Tx
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:07 am

Make sure you have the right board-type selected in the IDE.
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by raswini93 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:41 am

I'm using Arduino uno board and i've selected the same. Should the usb port read Arduino uno(Com 6)??? coz mine reads USB Serial port(Com 6)... Is that a problem??
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:49 am

It shows up as an UNO on my system (Win7/64).
Is this a new board? Have you ever been able to upload to it?
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by raswini93 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:47 am

I got the board just 2 weeks back... But it worked in my friend's laptop... We uploaded some programs and they all got executed without any problem..
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Re: Arduino sync problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:09 am

Try it again on your friend's laptop. If it still works there, you have a driver problem on your machine.
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