I have the 2.8 TFT (breakout version, Product ID# 335). The unit was working fine for several weeks however starting today The screen refuses to power up. I smelled the familiar smell of burning and by carefully feeling around found that IC1 was extremely hot. I am connected via 20pin ribbon, so I quickly unplugged the TFT and checked my connections. All pins seem to be wired up correctly, I am getting data on the data pins, voltage and ground where expected, no more then 5V on any pin. So I reconnected the TFT, Now nothing happens when powered up, IC1 doesn't get hot anymore (I presume it is fried). Of course if it has fried, I imagine other stuff is now toast as well.
Any ideas on what caused this and what I can do to fix it. I ordered an additional display today now that these are back in stock. I would still like to fix the one I have as ultimately I need 2 (I am building 2 copies of my current project).
Let me know, Thanks.