I have a Arduino Duemilanove that gave up the ghost and so as a replacement I got a ftdi basic breakout board and arduino pro mini 5v 16mhz 328p from sparkfun.
can I hook up the ftdi breakout board to my duemilanove to try and save it? also my ftdi chip on my duemilanove gets really really really really hot when i plug it into usb. if I'm using the ftdi breakout board to program it can I just cut that chip off the pcb?
Thanks in advance