Accidentally Killed My Arduino

Discussion in 'UDOO BOLT' started by Alexander Jacocks, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Alexander Jacocks

    Alexander Jacocks New Member

    Dec 31, 2020
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    I did the dumbest thing, this morning. I made an update to whobee’s nice 3d printable case, and in the process of installing the Bolt, I let one of the wifi antenna leads touch the top of the board. I guess I’m lucky that all it did was to kill the Arduino, but I’m still disappointed in myself.

    I’ll post a link to my case updates, later. I revised the mounting method for the top of the case, and made room for a larger fan, to switch to a higher quality quieter one.

    The Arduino doesn’t appear as a USB device, anymore, so I suspect that it’s completely dead. Also, the heartbeat LED doesn’t blink, anymore.

    Oh, well.

    - Alex
  2. ccs_hello

    ccs_hello UDOOer

    Apr 15, 2017
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    Sorry to hear that.
    Don't know how dead it is. If hardware is dead (e.g., if the ATmega32u4 is super hot) then use an external Auduino board.
    If not...
    Try Arduino IDE method to recover Leonardo's bootloader.
    If not able to...
    Try using Arduino's ICSP interface (the purple colored pins, SPI leads) to program the ATmega32u4 chip.

    Google is your best friend.
  3. Creative_UDOO

    Creative_UDOO UDOOer

    Jun 29, 2018
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    Sorry to hear about that Alex.

    What Quiet Fans did you buy for your UDOO Bolt and was is easy to installed?

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