I am still in the process of flashing my very first micro controller (an ATmega32U4). In the whole process of learning and exploring how to get this done I also used a multi meter several times on the ATmega to see if a certain pin was high (to check if my program was active, in other words, if I finally successfully written the flash memory).
Since I am still a bit clumsy with electronics, I put the probe on two pins at the same time; ground and VCC.
I noticed that suddenly stuff reset, and my power supply started to make a different sound. I didn't even realise straight away what I did, but after a while I finally realised, "oh $@!#, I am creating a short with my probe...".
Now aside from the fact that that was a rather stupid thing to do, is there any way I can test of the ATmega chip itself is still OK?