I have an Arduino Mega 2560 board (R2) and Ethernet Shield R3. My problem is, the Wiznet W5100 chip on the Ethernet Shield gets insanely hot, it actually burns after touching for 3 seconds.. And that is running from USB power supply.
So my question is, what the hell?? Is that supposed to be normal?.. I don't want it to burn down my house.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Ow and btw, i bought the mega board from dealextreme, so is it possible the problem is with the arduino board instead of the shield? Or maybe because the shield is meant for R3 instead of my R2 board?
Thanks. Cheers, Val