When using mpu6050, vcc wire short circuit with GND like 10 times, and cause shutdown every time, raspberry pi is still working now, Mpu6050 can't detect when typed sudo detect y -l, there is nothing at address 0x68, should i buy a new raspberry pi

  • Well, if Rpi is still working, then very likely mpu6050 is fried. So I would suggest to buy a mpu6050.
    – tlfong01
    Commented Mar 30, 2021 at 2:27
  • I would make sure the cabling is really correct now. Switch off everything and wait 1 minute or so, to make sure the mpu6050 is reset as well. It's unlikely that the mpu dies due to a short in the power lines.
    – PMF
    Commented Mar 30, 2021 at 6:38

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Shorting 5V with GND only really stresses the power supply, and, depending on the Pi model, the polyfuse. After a cooling down time, everything should work again.

However, it's pretty much impossible to know what else was shorted in your setup. mpu6050 is a 3.3V device, so applying 5V on any of its pins has a good chance of destroying it.

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