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I made a little "montage" where I could control LEDs with my Pi and accidentally shorted the 5 V with a 12 V 7 A. Now, the Pi won't even start, no red LED or anything. Is it broken or is there a way to repair it? Even though I think it's dead, I'd like to know if there's a possible way to repair it.

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    The patient is dead. You have let the magic blue smoke escape. – Steve Robillard Dec 29 '16 at 23:15
  • Unfortunaly I think you're right.. – JavaH4ck3r Dec 29 '16 at 23:17
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    Take it as a learning experience we ave all done it. – Steve Robillard Dec 29 '16 at 23:18
  • That's why it's nice they're so cheap! <$35 – JakeD Dec 30 '16 at 1:40
  • There is no economical way to repair a Pi. There is an outside chance of survival if by 5V you mean the microUSB input as that has a polyfuse which may have tripped and may reset after a day or so. If you mean a 5V pin on the expansion header there is no such protection. – joan Dec 30 '16 at 10:02

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