I am new to the ESP32 series of boards.I powered up my ESP32 Cam board using the Vcc pin supplying about 7.4V using two 18650 batteries only to find out later that was a completely incorrect way to power up the board.
Now I cannot get my board to flash. I am guessing that the SPI SRAM on my board is burnt because when I measure the Vcc at the SPI SRAM chip it doesn't read 3.3V as its supposed to.
Also there is continuity between the ground and Vcc of the SPI SRAM chip. And it heats up excessively when powered up using 5V.
However I read in the documents that the ESP32 has a few bytes of internal RAM in it.
I was planning to use the ESP32 Cam as an IP Camera for one of my projects. I want to know if its possible to desolder the SPI SRAM chip (IPS1704) and somehow use the internal ram to get my job done or else if I have to buy a new board.
Thanks in advance