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Questions tagged [rip]

This tag is intended to highlight a question about something that resulted in a "bricked" or damaged Pi hardware, so that others might be made aware of something that is not good to do with theirs.

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DHT11 sensor and the wrong voltage may have fried my RPi3

I just bought a package of sensors online, a few things were really easy to set up, but the DHT11 (3 pin version) temperature and humidity sensor was giving me problems. Here's what I did: Following ...
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Blink project mishap, help?

So I've set up the blink experiment using my newly bought electronics kit for my RPi 3B+ (https://www.amazon.de/Freenove-Raspberry-Processing-Tutorials-Components/dp/B06VTH7L28/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&...
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Powerbank Qualcomm 3 fried my Pi Zero W

I tried running a Pi Zero W on a 10000 mAh powerbank with qualcomm quickcharger capability (https://www.biltema.se/kontor---teknik/mobiltillbehor/powerpacks/powerpack-10000-mah-2000041816) . The ...
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I did a short circuit between the 5v pins [duplicate]

I thought I could power a fan by connecting each of its rudimentary wires to pins 2 and 4 (5v pins) on the raspberry. Immediately, the screen the pi was connected to went blank, even though the pi was ...
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I think I fried my RPi

I am working on two stepper motors and trying to control them using RPi3(Ubuntu mate) with A4988 motor drivers.I successfully managed to drive the motors with extenal 12V battery source.After ...
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How to fix my Raspberry Pi 3 b1.2 - No red or green LED?

I went to start it up one day and it will not start up. There are no red or green LEDs. The power cord works but the Pi does not work. Please help me.
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Potentially fried raspberry pi

I tried to power the raspberry pi though the GPIO pins. I had a 3.7 volt battery charging board that outputed 4.2 volts. I connected it to 5v and ground on the raspberry pi and the lights were a ...
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Tiano Core UEFI - Pi 3B+ gone bad?

I came across this project on github and I decided to give it a try. I copied the files over to my Raspberry Pi 3B+, put the sd card in, powered it up and the rainbow logo appeared, followed by a ...
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Can I fix my bricked RPI3?

I've been having problems finding a good 2A+ power supply around the house that would stay above 5 volts but no dice. So I gave up and tried powering from a bench power supply to a variable dc-dc step ...
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Did I destroy my GPIO board?

I bought a 30mm DC fan to cool off my Pi. It worked just fine if I plugged it into the 5V and GND pins. However, I wanted it to be programmatically controlled, so I plugged it into pin #18 and GND. ...
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rPi 3b only boots with 5v power through the 3.3v GPIO

I'm in need of some explanation as my Pi is acting weird (to my limited knowledge at least) It will only boot when i suply it with 5v/GND through the 3.3/GND GPIOs. The pi boots when i connect 5v ...
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pi zero just died on Picon Zero (“Intelligent Robotic Controller for Raspberry Pi”)

Just fried my raspberry pi zero. I used it in conjunction with a Picon Zero – Intelligent Robotic Controller for Raspberry Pi. Before you continue: The chance I messed up is very high, I don't blame ...
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Accidentally shorted my Pi

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 ...
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Pi broken after trying to connect to neopixels

I was trying to follow this project and I fried my Pi, (it started smoking and shut off). I'm hoping you guys can help me identify why it fried so i don't keep trying things and cooking Pi's. In ...
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i2cdetect shows all possible adresses

I have accidentally connected (SDA, SCL) with (5v, GND) (the two pins next to them), after doing so the raspberry pi has been overheating just by connecting it with power source (with no pins ...
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Pi killing SD cards?

My Pi was running happily for a few months, then it died (kernel panic, hang) and wouldn't reboot. It seemed the card was corrupted. I put in a new SD card installed raspbian from scratch and got it ...
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Pi2 does not power up. Is there anything I can do?

I finally started putting an auto-plant-watering system together, trying to develop the entire system using Win10 IoT, VS 2015, and c#. I'm at the very beginning stages of development but I did get ...
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I short circuited 5v & gnd of Rpi

Accidentally I short circuited 5v & gnd of R-pi, since then my R-pi is not working. How can I make it start again by means of replacing some IC or power regulator or anything ? Please help.... ...
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What can damage my Pi or make it unusable? [closed]

Having seen this Post rest-in-pieces-where-is-the-pi-graveyard on Meta I am wondering what kinds of things are to be avoided. I would like to learn what NOT to do in order to keep a Pi healthy and in ...
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15V to the GPIOs: Blown the PI?

So, I am using the Pi on a robotics project and, while doing so, bumped my +15V source (wall transformer, rated for 400mA and 15V) into one of the pin inputs. It touched for <0.5s, but now ...
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What will happen if I accidentally connect GND to VCC and VCC to GND?

I accidentally connected DHT11's GND to VCC and VCC to GND. Now I can't read using it. Is it damaged now? What could have happened? (Sorry if it sounds lame, I am a newbie)
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Why did my Pi die?

So, I have determined that my Pi is dead. This is what I did in the few days leading up to it: 1. I used I2C about once every 2 seconds, meaning I updated the display about that often. 2. I read ...
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HDMI broken after VUSB was shorted for approx. 500us

I was setting up a mobile power supply for my Raspberry Pi 2 consisting of: - a 12V Battery - a step down power converter that converts 7-24V to 5V/3A It was working fine until I connected the ...
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My Pi won't boot after battery defect

my Pi A+ won't boot. Both leds are always on, no blinking. This happends after connecting usb powerbank to gpio pins to power raspberry. My Pi got hot and then... just died. I tried to reflash microsd ...
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How to know if Raspi is bricked

I have a Model B Raspi and - shame on me - overpowered it with about 9V. And to make it worse I powered it using the test points TP1 and TP2, avoiding the polyfuse. See Raspberry Pi Model B Schematics....