Can anybody identify the chip in this section of the board? My RPi won't boot and this chip is scorching hot (over 80° according to a temp probe). I'm guessing this chip is busted. I've replaced SMDs on Macbooks before so hoping to find a replacement chip and make a similar repair here.

I found this photo online that seems to have a part number printed but the resolution isn't high enough. On my board the chip is polished with no markings.

power supply?

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    80° of what? .
    – jsotola
    Commented Mar 4, 2023 at 2:35
  • how do you know that the chip is defective?
    – jsotola
    Commented Mar 4, 2023 at 2:36

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These are inductors (part of power supply).

The fault is elsewhere (probably PMIC) although they may be part the regulated CPU supply.

Blowing up PMIC seems to be a popular pastime for Pi users.

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