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We are very sorry to hear that, unfortunately, this is costumer induced damage and regretfully it is not covered under Intel's One Year Limited Warranty.
For further information about Intel's Warranty please visit the following link: http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/edison/sb/edison_regflyer_h47948003.pdf.
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Ok that is what I figured. Do you know if it is even safe to plug in an 11.1v battery to the j21 connecter. It seems misplacement of the edison ground wire (J19-13) shouldn't have caused such drastic damage since the current from the gpios should be limited, or should it have? Any how I purchased another and am back in action. I want to be able to safely power the new Edison with this battery, but now I am very hesitant to.
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That's an excellent notice, it's good to hear that, I think that the regulator of the breakout board got damaged so you couldn't power your Edison.
About powering the Edison with the J21 pin with the 11.1 V battery is fine because it is the main power supply and you can apply 7 to 15 VDC (Look the Hardware Guide), so don't be afraid to do it. Never connect the other power inputs at the same time (VIN pin (J17 – pin 4) or the Barrel Jack) because the board can be damaged permanently.
Thank you for remaining so positive.