i just got my arduino today and when trying to upload the simple led blink code off the arduino site and an error came up saying "serial port 'com4' is allready in use , try quiting any programs that may be using it.
can anyone tell me how i can deal with this???
Is the Arduino using com 4?
I would start by checking to see if com 4 is even the correct one.
Go to: Start–> right-click “computer” and click “manage” --> Device manager --> com ports
Here you can see all your ports and what is plugged into them. Start by finding your arduino and noting the com port number.
If it turns out it is indeed #4, then as folks have said above, unplug/replug and restart some or all of what you got.