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picaxe trouble

ok,

I just got a new picaxe 28x1 for christmas. I was trying it out and the pins don't seem to be working.

For example:

I connected a led to output pin 3 and ground and uploaded the code

main:

high 3

pause 5000

low 3

pause 5000

goto main

For some reason this code doesn't seem to do anything as the led just stays on constantly. and, yes I did wire the anode and cathode the right way

Is there something wrong with my chip, or am I just doing something incredibly obvious and dumb? 

 

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the full board and no resistor

first of all: are you using some sort of picaxe board or is it the picaxe chip by itself?

secondly: did you put a resistor in series with your LED?