I am new to Pi development now while working suddenly the cable wires of pin1 (3.3 V) and pin2 (5 V) got in contact for a short time then the Pi shutdown. When I turn it back on, only the LED red is on. The green LED is not, nor is the ACT LED.

I have tried to find a fix but seems that I can't find one—is the Pi dead?

I am using an RPi 3 Model B+.

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  • 2
    It is dead. Time to buy a new Pi.
    – joan
    May 28 '18 at 19:23
  • Aws thanks for your honest answer hurts me but time to move on 😩
    – Snow Angel
    May 28 '18 at 19:49
  • Same happened to me. The voltage regulator did not output 3v3 after that. Since it is a custom chip, you cannot simply buy and replace it.
    – kwasmich
    May 29 '18 at 13:41

It could be the poly fuse also. I was once wiring up a robot and pretty sure i shorted something out on mine. It just died and never came on.. no lights, nothing. Thought it was dead so i left it unplugged and came back to it acouple days later, thought might as well try it and see what happens. Sure enough i plugged it in and it worked like nothing happened.

So just a thought leave it all unplugged for acouple days and plug it back in and see what happens. For some reason several devices i have, have done something similar to this.

  • also make a new ISO with pi on it to test it to make sure the sd card that was in the pi when that happened did corrupt it self.
    – Moist Bit
    May 28 '18 at 22:52
  • so there is a possibilities that my raspberry pi can be restored? thanks hope this will work soon how long does it takes?
    – Snow Angel
    May 29 '18 at 4:21
  • Just wait 3-4 days for the poly fuse to restore. You raspberry will work again like Moist Bit said
    – Kreumz
    May 29 '18 at 6:49
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    Connecting the 5V pin to the 3V3 pin is not going to draw enough current for the polyfuse to operate. No point in giving false hope.
    – joan
    May 29 '18 at 7:09
  • 1
    @SnowAngel , like joan is saying, connecting the 5V pin to the 3V3 pin most likely wouldn't use enough power to activate the polyfuse, which means you will probably have to buy a new pi.
    – scitronboy
    May 29 '18 at 15:48

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