Originally Posted by foam and tape
still stumped at the moment, I can't seem to find out whats causing the error during uploading. The lights on the ardurino flash but the FDTI board only flashes TX for a split second when upload is sent. RX light dosent work. I even tried different arduino boards and different computers and trying a simple blink sketch. I think I may have toasted my FDTI board when re soldering new pins on it.
It seems to be a somewhat common problem to get the AVRdude error while google'ing it.
Got a new one coming in the mail.
I've fried an FTDI chip or two in my day. They aren't bullet proof.