Not really sure if I’m in the right place with a question like this, but I figured I’d give it a shot.
Long story short, I have an xd84 from kprepublic and a metal case for it. I reached out of bed to hit the space bar and felt a static shock, now it won’t connect the the pc.
I’ve tried new cables, new computer, and even tried putting it in boot loader mode just to see if anything would happen, but no dice.
At this point I’m assuming that it’s a short somewhere, but I have no idea where to start. Any advice on where to look first/what is a common piece on pcbs to short?
Thanks in advance
It looks you zapped the MCU
I don’t know if the PCB has any ESD protection, if not it may explain why…
What’s the mcu? Is that the main microchip? If so could I just buy a new one if I figure out the type and replace it?
Yes, it is the main chip containing the CPU.
Maybe it is only the flash storage that took a hot, but as the bootloader does not seem to work you’d need a specialised flashing tool to flash the bootloader again.
If CPU is dead so yes it coule be replaced but it is quite an involved process. For exemple you need a hot air soldering station, and need some training.
My guess would be to buy a new pcb, the same or a compatible one, as either the programmer or the hot air station will already cost you some money with unpredictable results.
The XD84 pro PCB is 33.90$ at Krepublic.