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Cant get Freeduino to work with Vista

Ive checked my soldering, ive installed all drivers and have it hooked up correctly but for some reason I cant get my freeduino to work with vista. Everytime I try to upload code I get these errors --

    avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00

    avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect+0x14, resp=0x51

does anyone know what these mean? (Freeduino is same as Arduino Decimilia)

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For some reason it just started working when i plugged it in today thanks for the help guys!


Sounds,  that your Arduino controller doesn't respond.

Did you have a controller with Arduino Bootloader?

Is your board Diecimila compatible with Auto Reset function, or did you need to press the Reset button before uploading a script?

What happens when you press the reset button, does the Onboard LED blinks?


If none of that helps, maybe you find the answer in this thread at the Arduino Forum.

are you using the Arduino software? sounds like you're using AVRDude or something.

Use the Arduino software, Luke! 

If you pop the bonnet of the arduino IDE you will see its just avrdude in there :)

I get this issue a lot when programming my home made arduino board. I also have an Arduino too, and between the two found that my problem is when uploading a sketch to the diy one it doesn`t automatically reset the chip like on the normal Arduino.

Usually I have to click upload, then a second later hit the chip reset. After that it uploads fine.

Dunno of anything specifically Freeduino-related but if it comes back try this.