Mega board

Hi, I made a mistake testing my Mega board. Now the chip gets extremely hot as soon as it gets plugged in. I assume the voltage regulator might have gone bad. Is the chip replaceable without too much trouble along with the voltage regulator? Where could I find these parts?

By the time that you buy a new 2560 chip, voltage regulator and the specialised tools to remove and replace those parts you could probably buy several new Mega boards. You would also need a programmer or another Arduino board to bootload the 2560 chip.

What chip gets hot? The surface mount mega2560 chip? Too bad then, unless you can deal with that kind of suface mount you might as well buy a new board.

Why are you using a 2560?

@jcann9960, please do not cross-post. Other thread removed.