Pico W - IC Getting Really Hot

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J_Anthracite
 
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Pico W - IC Getting Really Hot

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I just got two Pico W from adafruit and after using one for a little while getting it set up and programming a simple webpage that let's you see what the temperature is I noticed the little 14 pin IC next to the USB port was really hot. I never used the gpio pins and this happens while being powered by USB. It's still working but I'm afraid it won't last as hot as that chip is getting. I tried the other one I got and while it gets slightly warm it seems to be working as it should.

The problematic pico starts getting hot after just a few seconds of being plugged in.
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Re: Pico W - IC Getting Really Hot

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Let's go ahead and replace this since it seems to be abnormally hot compared to your other Pico W.

Please email support@adafruit.com and request a replacement. They will need your order# and this forum link as authorization.

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