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Old 05-29-2008, 10:45 AM   #153 (permalink)
larrydag
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I did my mutlimeter test on 7805 chip. The voltage was way down. I wasn't even getting 1V. I tried popping in a 78M05A chip that I had lying around. That got the same results so I don't know what is wrong with it. If I hit the reset button the 13 pin LED flashes once otherwise no other response. I tried both USB and DC power and both give the same results. I think I figured out what I did wrong though. Apparently some of the leads on the bottom side of the board were too long. One lead was touching the 7805 chip underneath. I think it shorted.

Fortunately I still have the serial freeduino that I can test with. I might pop out the ATmega chip but I'm not sure I want to run the risk.
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