Arduino IDE is throwing this error when uploading sketches - avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
The problem arose just after I uploaded a blink sketch to my Arduino Mini, which worked absolutely fine. After the successful upload I tried to upload a different sketch and got the error.
I thought I had destroyed the boot loader somehow and was about to get out the Bus Pirate for ICSP but I decided to try another Arduino Mini I had lying around (albeit from another manufacturer) and got the same error.
So I'm convinced it's a driver issue as I successfully uploaded a sketch (it still runs as we speak!) then just magically without changing ANYTHING I can no longer upload.
In a futile attempt to get back to work I've done the following: Switched the RX-TX lines (clearly not the issue as the first upload worked) Used a different FTDI cable used a different programmer (FTDI 5V/3.3V USB to TTL Basic FT232 FIO Programmer) (USB to TTL Serial UART RS232 Adaptor (PL2303HX) I'm fairly certain these use different drivers - FTDI and Prolific
Please help me I'm about to murder something :'(