Arduino avrdude upload error common causes

by Visual Micro 2. June 2012 14:58

Generally there are only a few reasons for avrdude upload errors during arduino serial/bootloader uploads:-

  • The wrong serial port is selected. Answer - Select the correct serial port from the serial ports list
  • The wrong Arduino board is selected. Answer - Select the correct board from the Arduino boards list
  • Tools>Upload using Programmer is incorrectly ticked. Answer - Untick the menu item

Arduino Upload Error Example

Uploading to I/O board using 'COM37'

avrdude: Version 5.11, compiled on Sep 2 2011 at 19:38:36

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