board won't program anymore
I've just started getting the below error when trying to program a pic24fj256GB206
Target Device ID (0xffff0000) does not match expected Device ID (0x41040000).
It's been a trouble board for a while now, I accidentally shorted out a resistor feeding an LED and we figured that the micro had been damaged. Anyway we replaced the micro and have been having difficulty ever since, sometimes it will program and other times it won't. currently It is resetting every three seconds or so, which i can tell because it is sending its initialization prompt through the serial port over and over again. I have two identical boards actually, they are well on their way to being finished and as soon as I am done the software development I will only need one working board, however for testing purposes I need to be able to program both boards. I'm just wondering if anyone has Ideas on what could cause the ID to be interpreted as 0xffff0000.