Busted APM

I damaged my APM the other day when installing the board on my new frame. My hand slipped as I was putting in that screw on the backside of the APM. Chipped of a piece of the Atmega328 decoder ship, where the ISP programming pins are  and chipped one of the LEDs. The APM is still working. I can live with the LED being gone, but I won't be able to reprogram the decoder anymore.  Since I'm not very good at SMD solder and unsoldering, and the actually trace connecting the pin is gone too what are my options?

 

Thanks,

Ellison.

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  • Hi Ellison, If the 328 chip is still working despite the chip in it, you can probably still use the board as it is, especially if you do not need to reprogram the chip. If you need to reprogram the chip, you can solder some pins onto the AT328 ISP pins on the board and connect the traces directly to the pins using wire. If you would like to replace the 328 chip the part number is ATMEGA328P-AU, and the eagle files can be found online here in the product description.

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