[Lab] arduino popped?

Darcy Whyte darcy at siteware.com
Mon Sep 5 10:19:26 EDT 2011

I was muscling around the knob on the lab power supply which was connected
to it. Then my drawbot simply stopped.

Perhaps I should learn to just use the microprocessor chips on a bread board
instead of buying a whole arduino. Then I can just replace what's broken
plus that drops the price of integrating an arduino into a prototype.

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Paul & Andrea Mumby <themumbys at gmail.com>wrote:

> A couple things that might help determine what's up. What did you do that
> makes you think you fried it? (the action can possibly lead to the type of
> failure).
> If it's no longer connecting to the PC, then it's likely got something
> damaged on board, or the bootloader is screwed...
> You can always look up a tutorial on reflashing the bootloader, see if that
> works. If that won't work the board is likely toast (and I'm not sure how
> you would accidentally corrupt the bootloader lol)
> I would begin troubleshooting the circuit, start with power and work your
> way down. You may have just fried the VR, in which case a new 7805 (or
> whatever it's using) would resolve the problem. Might have fried an
> individual discreet component, or the serial chip is toast, in which case
> you would need a replacement.
> Then work your way down to the micro, and if it's still not working,
> chances are you need a new micro.
> Just start with the easiest and trace your way back, eliminating
> possibilities. Divide and Conquer ;)
> - Paul
> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
>> How to check if I've fried an arduino?
>> I have one I'm suspecting I fried but I don't really have a good way of
>> verifying it. Any ideas?
>> I can't seem to load blink onto it.
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