I thought I would start a collection of the different ways that people have killed their inexpensive, but highly useful Atmel Dragons. The idea is to help users avoid such pain and possibly diagnose the cause of death in order to resurrect their beasties.
So far the various methods of Dragon-cide have been:
1. Letting high voltage getting loose on the application board.
2. Touching the switching supply section when the Dragon is hooked up to a USB port.
1. Static discharge into JTAG or SPI port pins.
2. Inadequate power available from the specific USB port used to power the Dragon.
3. Surreptitious visits from St. George.
If you have killed a Dragon and know or suspect the cause, and it is not listed above, please add a post with details. No credit for multiple dragons slain.
"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." - Mark Twain