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Solved OK to use Stock Arduino Mega 2560 R3 in R1+?

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  1. LabMinion

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    My stock Arduino mega that came with my R1+ no longer powers up/communicates. Looks like the USB driver chip is cooked on the board. Sadly, the source for new boards+RAMPs referred by R3D is out of stock.

    So, I would like to buy an Arduino Mega 2560 R3 and reuse the RAMPs to get things working. Googling leaves me wondering if a stock Mega R3 is appropriate or not as there was talk about pin rearranging, higher voltages, so on. Does anyone know for sure if a stock Mega will work with the stock RAMPs board?

    Thank you for your time and help.

    Jeff
     
  2. albert3d

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    Yes stock arduino mego will work. R1+ didn't change the arduino, but did change the standard ramps. You can use the standard ramps with slight modifications to wiring for future reference.
     
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    Exactly - just remember to re-upload the firmware on the new board and you are fine.
     
  4. LabMinion

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    Thank you so much for the fast response! Greatly appreciate the help getting things running.

    Jeff
     

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