it seems that my RapidRoad (ClockPort version) stopped to work yesterday after I have connected USB stick into USB port. I pluged in the stick and whole computer froze. After restart it didn't want to boot anymore (Blizzard screen has been shown but in never starts to access HDD or FDD). So I switch it off and later have opened the case and try again to power it on just to see that LED on RR is off and Amiga still does not want to boot. After disconnecting RR from CP everything come back to normal (except that I obviosly have fried RR). One thing I noticed, RR became pretty warm for that short period of time when I was inspecting what is wrong, but I'm not sure how warm it usually gets when it has worked since I didn't inspect that ever. Since it was bought in September (07.09.2020.) I will of course send it back for repair or replacement but I just want to discuss here of potential reason why this happened and how to avoid it in the future. I really like to have USB on my Amiga for transfering files since I had so far no luck with any other method to do so. But if it will potentially break again just by inserting USB stick, that will be a big obstacle.
My configuration (will state all that I have, maybe it help to diagnose the problem better):
Amiga 1200 rev 1D.4 (recapped)
Blizzard 1230 IV + FPU + 16MB RAM (jumper set to 60ns for memory access)
RapidRoad ClockPort version
Indivision AGA Mk3
SD2IDE Adapter with 16GB SanDisk SD card in it
KA60 Dual port IDE adapter (because it holds SD2IDE adapter nicelly on the left and fixes problem wiht IDE LED)
Original FDD as DF0: (not recapped, it works normally, not sure this needs to be recapped)
At the moment when RR has stopped to work I have following attached and running:
Amiga mouse with laser upgrade from AmigaStore on mouse port
RetroRadions ArcadeR joystick on game port
Samsung TV (from 2009) connected to Indivision over HDMI cable
Yamaha AV receiver connected through AUX port to Amiga audio ports
RapidRoad was connected according to the instructions (yellow wire to the FDD screw). And everything worked perfectly until yesterday. I have transfered plenty of stuff between my PC and Amiga during last two months.
I believe that have I put every detail here, regardless if it is important or not.
Question, when sending unit back for repair, do I need to attach also the cables or is it enough just to return unit itself?