Thank you for the reply - I'll give the FTDI a try tonight. I was a failure analysis engineer for a large part of my career and have given the part a good optical inspection however I don't see any obvious signs of released smoke. I just bit the bullet and ordered the all in one kit, if I have extra working parts then maybe I'll have to get a quad to fly them ;)
Hi how you solve this? I`m with the same problem.
I am also wondering if you were able to rescue your gear?
Also I am wondering which component is the fuse? Quick googeling didnt give the answer...