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DAVID Posted: 23 Dec 2018, 05:12 AM
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hi, i face this problem many times with the smd version of the atmega328p.
this happens even if it does not have any program, so i just power it on and then in a couple of seconds it gets up to 40 degrees C

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mit Posted: 23 Dec 2018, 11:12 AM
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That sounds like there's something wired up incorrectly.

Is there an output pin connected directly to ground or VCC?

Did you solder the SMD part yourself? Are two pins shorted together?

Is the power supply the right voltage?

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DAVID Posted: 23 Dec 2018, 10:12 PM
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the obvious reason (i guess) is that this specific IC has been solder and re-solder many times with a heat gun so it has been shorted internally (i clearly suck at soldering smd parts).
it was a real pain having to remove that ic from my project (that has been soldered by hand on a prefboard) and just replacing with one that was on an arduino nano.

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DAVID Posted: 23 Dec 2018, 10:12 PM
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here is a photo of my bad soldering (now it works)

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DAVID Posted: 23 Dec 2018, 10:12 PM
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mit Posted: 24 Dec 2018, 07:12 PM
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Cool, good that it's working. If you can get hold of it, a heat-gun with two controls, one for temperature and one for flow rate, can make it easier to not damage chips.

Also, I prefer to use the green prototyping board, where the holes are plated and you can solder to both sides, if you can get that it makes life easier, it's also less likely for pads to rip off of the board.

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