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Arduino mega issue

Hi everyone, I'm new to this web site and also to robotics so please bare with me, I have a arduino mega 2560 and a mega sensor shield version 2. When I installed the sensor shield onto the arduino mega board the feet where the power selector has been soldered touched the outer casing on the USB connector and cased a short on the board which in turn burnt out the little component ( I'm guessing resistor) next to the USB connector. I have fixed the cause of the problem but would like to know if I can still use the arduino mega with this component issue. Thanks