It seems i've bricked my Arduino UNO. Windows, Mac and Linux are not recognizing the USB device anymore.
I think the FTDI chip is fried, but the 3.3V pin is still providing 3.3V. If i'm not mistaken, 3.3V is supplied by the FTDI chip.
I've connected a max202 to pin 0/1 on the arduino and the last uploaded program is still running, but i'm not able to upload a new program. I don't have an RTS pin to connect to the RST on the arduino so i need to reset it manualy. Not sure if uploading isn't working caused by incorrect timing (pressing the reset button, uploading) or an incorrect board type in the IDE.
So my questions are: - Is my FTDI realy fried - Is it possible to create a workable workaround with a max202