Edit: The original post is at the bottom. The solution follows this message
There seemed to be some problem with the sketch not allowing a new upload, confirmed by purchasing a second RC unit and seeing the same behavior. After replacing the onboard power regulator with one from ebay the board lived again.
I used an arduino pro mini as an ISP. I connected it to the relevant pins of the RC rx and uploaded the bootloader.
I then confirmed arduino funtionality by uploading the blink sketch,
Upon successful upload I uploaded the relevant openlrsng sketch and confirmed that it is all working,
There are some servo glitches every 5 seconds or so, maybe caused by a slightly damaged RF module, I dont know, I will do some mroe testing and when I have confirmed that I can upload and configure how I want I will upload to the NEW module that was never connected to 5v.
IF ANYONE ELSE HAS PROBLEMS WITH THE ORANGE RX OPEN LRS MODULE AND FINDS THIS THREAD FEEL FREE TO PM ME.
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Its running arduino, I have the code for it from here : https://github.com/openLRSng/openLRSng
I have succesfully flashed the code onto the TX part of the system, but I cannot get the Rx to work. I tried a google chrome config tool , that erased eeprom, and now when I power the board all that happens is that the led marked led2 ( i guess pin 13) flashes with what seems to be a familiar flash sequence, 1 flash , 3 flash, 2, 2, 2, 3.
then the other led on the board just lights up and it does nothing, When I try to upload the code, just as the upload begins, it seems to get into its loop and block the upload.
Hopefully I havent killed it beyond repair, it takes ages to get a new one from china:(
anyone got any helpful tips for resurecting it?