When I touch the RUN breakout square whole with a wire it is activated and resets from shutdown. The other end of the wire is not in contact with anything, and thus surely is not grounded?

Why does this occur? The RUN breakout requires grounding of the square connector in order to reset, does it not?

I'm sure I'm missing something simple. Could the cable be grounded? Any clarification would help!

  • Your body is probably grounded. – joan Jan 14 at 13:20
  • In that case, would it not reset without contact from a wire? It would be grounded constantly? – Sam Smith Jan 14 at 13:39
  • Are you always touching the wire? – joan Jan 14 at 13:43
  • I'm holding it by the plastic coating. – Sam Smith Jan 14 at 15:36
  • If you touch the wire and it resets the Pi I have no other explanation. – joan Jan 14 at 15:56

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