For the past few weeks I've been working on a project using an Arduino Uno R3 (SMD), unfortunetly a screw came loose within the project box and shorted the board. The board is no longer recognised on a win 8 enviroment using USB, I've also tried the loop back test without any luck. The board doesn't seem to be damaged in any other way, I get a power on light and the board doesn't generate any heat when plugged in.
I don't really want to get rid of the board unless I'm absolutely sure it's not working. I can't find any relavent instructions regarding this, does anyone know if it is it possible to use an FTDI programmer to bypass the on-board USB?