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So I am working on a project and have proceeded to overheat two Uno's in less then a week.  We figured out what was going on.  My question: Is there a way to fix the Uno's?  When I plug them into a USB cable, the light comes on, but the computer does not see the device on the Serial Port.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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If you pull the 328 out, does the problem still occur? That is, is the 328 interfering with USB?
If the USB/Serial chip is dead, you're kinda outta luck - need hot air rework capability to remove/replace the USB/Serial chip.
What are you using for a power source?
What are you connecting up?
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Overheating how?

Killing the atmega via supplying > 5v or drawing too much current?

The fact the usb port does not show would imply you fried it, but the work it takes (unless you have a heat gun) to replace it...  you could buy a cheap usb to ttl  and try programming it via tr/rcv pins 0/1  simple as that bypassing the onboarf usb ic
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