My Mega was working fine a few hours ago. The problem started when I couldn't upload anything to the board anymore. Even with no pins connected to the board it won't even upload the blink example. I always get the avrdude timeout error.
Then I noticed that the atmega2560 was getting really hot as soon as I connect it via USB or the 5V pin.
So I believe there is a short somewhere on the Board. I checked the Voltage Regulator with a multimeter and compared it to another mega board that is working fine, I noticed that the middle and right pin of the voltage regulator are shorted out.
I'm still a beginner in electronics so I wanted to ask if there is anything else I could check or try out before trying to change the voltage regulator.
Shouldn't the Board still work with a broken Voltage regulator if its powerd over USB or 5v directly?
Thank you for your time