Cutting the Arduino Mega Auto-Reset Enable Trace

To cut the trace, you'll need a small, sharp hobby knife.

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First, find the trace.

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You'll see two shiny pads surrounded by a white line with text beneath it that says "RESET-EN". The trace is between the two pads.

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With your knife, carefully cut between the pads.

Be careful not to cut outside of the white lines! You should use three or four strokes to cut through the trace, instead of trying to cut it with a single stroke.

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Once the trace is cut, you're ready to go.

If at any time you want to re-enable the auto-reset functionality of your Arduino MEGA, you can just join the two pads with a little blob of solder.

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