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Bricked dsPIC33EV 5V CAN-LIN STARTER KIT

Hello everybody, 
 
I was trying to implement Microchip Easy Bootloader (https://www.microchip.com/SWLibraryWeb/product.aspx?product=Microchip%20Easy%20Bootloader) within the dsPIC of the above mentioned Evaluation Board, but something (I still need to understand what exactly) went wrong and by plugging the board through USB cable to the PC I am not able anymore to access the PICkit 3 On Board interface provided by the PIC24FJ256GB106 microcontroller, which is necessary to upload firmwares on the dsPIC33EV256GM106. 
There are no signs of that PICkit 3 On Board anywhere (MPLAB X IDE/IPE, Windows Device Manager), hence I though: "Yes, bricked!". 
 
At this point my question is: which is the fastest and easiest way to recover the Eval Board? 
As far as I know, a .hex file relative to the PICkit 3 On Board freely accessible does not exist; after some research I found a similar thread (https://www.microchip.com/forums/m1046688.aspx), but it would involve the presence of another healthy Eval Board.
 
What do you suggest guys?
 
Cheers, 
EG 
 
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    edga
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    Re: Bricked dsPIC33EV 5V CAN-LIN STARTER KIT 2019/11/16 03:25:00 (permalink)
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    Any suggestion? I'd really like to avoid a new Evaluation Board purchase Smile: Smile
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    Re: Bricked dsPIC33EV 5V CAN-LIN STARTER KIT 2019/11/25 04:16:57 (permalink)
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    FYI, problem solved! But, to be honest, not in the way I expected.
     
    Premise: I got a "healthy" board.
     
    In summary, I plugged the healthy board to the PC, opened MPLAX IDE v5.15 and upload the
    starter kit demo code provided by Microchip (https://www.microchip.com/DevelopmentTools/ProductDetails/dm330018). Everything worked good.
     
    Then I unplugged the healthy board and closed the project on MPLABX. I plugged the faulty board, reopened the project, launched the Refresh Debug Tool Status procedure (on the Dashboard view), tried to upload it and, against all expectations, success!
    Now I can see in the dashboard the correct serial number of the board, which was previously absent.
     
    Frankly, I don't get how this happened, because in all the previous attempts it failed always without exceptions; hence my guess is that, somehow, the healthy board contributed.
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    Re: Bricked dsPIC33EV 5V CAN-LIN STARTER KIT 2020/01/17 09:39:15 (permalink)
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    i am  facing LIN communication issue on CAN and LIN starter Kit(dsPIC33EV 5V ).
    Purchased 1 LIN Serial Analyzer(APGDT001) and CAN and LIN starter Kit,few months ago.CAN communication is working properly.But dont see any LIN messages after configuring default baud rate as 4600.
     
    Please let us know your thoughts
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    Re: Bricked dsPIC33EV 5V CAN-LIN STARTER KIT 2020/01/21 01:09:43 (permalink)
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    I guess you are talking about the evaluation board demo application. 
    I have never dealt with LIN protocol, but I am pretty sure the FW is okay. Have you checked if Analyzer drivers are okay?
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