I'm new, I've had my Arduino Diecimila for several months and have been using it happily, but this morning something strange happened, and unfortunately I think I've burned out the FTDI chip on it. At first I was having problems uploading sketches... then I unplugged it, plugged it back into my USB port, and nothing. No power or anything. The board does take power into the Vin and Gnd, but nothing from USB.
And yes, the power select jumper is properly set.
Is there any hope? Is my beloved Arduino destined for the garbage can? I've had a blast with it, and I'd hate for it to go that way...
Any help is much appreciated.