adafruit_support wrote:The most fragile component in the kit is the tube. It can easily be damaged by the shock of a drop. I wouldn't expect the VFD chip to be damaged by the shock of a drop itself. But I suppose it is possible that something shorted in the tube that took out the VFD chip too.
adafruit_support wrote:We do have spare tubes in the store. We do not carry the Max6921 VFD chips, but you should be able to order them direct from Maxim.
I found MAX6921AQI at Mouser. Is that the part?
adafruit_support wrote:And the tube still does not light?
adafruit_support wrote:It is possible that one or more traces or component leads on the board were cracked in the drop. It may not be apparent just looking at the board, but might become visible if you gently flex it. Since the processor seems to be running fine, focus on the end of the board from the boost circuit on.
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