SOLVED: Arduboy won't power on anymore (6 month old)

My Arduboy is ~6 months old, purchased in a store in Japan back in December. It won’t power on anymore. Toggling the power switch has no effect - no lights or anything. It does charge.

Details:

  • I put it away sometime in january or february, fully charged (and known working)
  • It’s been sitting entirely unused for a couple of months
  • I’ve charged it fully (red light comes on, I leave it until red light goes away).
  • The arduboy does not react when I move the power switch to “On”
  • I’ve tried with and without charger plugged in. No difference.

What can I try to get her back to life?

Hi @ulfben,

Does it turn on when you connect it via usb to a powersource?

No: I’ve tried with and without charger plugged in. No difference.

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I just tried connecting it to the PC and it is detected by Arduino when “turned on”. So the circuitry seems alright. Let me see if I can flash something new on there.

EDIT. Hello World uploaded correctly and she’s alive again!

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Glad to hear! :smiley: