I'd made an LED driver, and fed both the LEDs and nano clone from 12V. The 12V switched power supply is of dubious quality. The nano itself read a pot, and wrote PWM values on three pins. It has run on-off for 2-3 months. Not long. Now it's dead - my PC does register the serial device on the nano, and the power LED comes on. Apart from that, there's nothing that works.
Before I replace it, I'd like to know if the most likely culprit was my feeding 12V into VIN. Overheating voltage regulator? The LEDs got a bit hot, ~40°, and the nano was in a box with no airflow.