Asking here cause I ran out of options in searching. My Arduino Nano clone isn't recognized by my computer anymore. It was, until I plugged into a Windows machine, that did not recognize it... and now even my Linux Mint distro doesn't detect the Nano at all. Here's the thing, though: the green power LED still lights up and, if I connect my DC motor to it like I used to before, the LED turns off and the motor is powered only a little bit, with less speed than if it were powered by a 1.5V battery.
My voltimeter reads a 2.18V out of the 5V pin.
Here's all I did: uploaded a sketch to power a 5v motor, it worked, unplugged the Arduino, took it home to my Windows machine on the casing I got it from my school, plugged it there, then it didn't detect anything. Go back to the lab today, plug it in, doesn't detect it there either.
From there, I've replaced USB cables, tried different USB ports, checked with lsusb and dmesg, tried finding it using the FTDI tool (the chip underneath is FTDI), then tried powering it from a phone charger, but the voltage readings at the 5v pin still are around 2.18V with that. Nothing seems to give this little thing an output greater than 2.18V. The only thing I haven't tested is powering it through the VIN pin.
I came across other questions of similar problems but nothing that seems quite like mine... since they all either are able to detect the device but it is displayed as an unknown device or can't recognize the device at all but their power LED does not turn on.
Any ideas on what is going on?