sim_tcr
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GPIO Pins 2(5v) and 6(ground) came in contact!

Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:12 pm

Hello,

I was wiring up my for a 2x16 LCD display project. Accidentally GPIO 2nd pin(5V) and 6th pin(ground) came to contact and Pi got rebooted.
While coming back up it took a while at one step (some Ethernet step) and finally came back up. And now everything is back to normal state.
Am I got lucky that my Pi did not get fried? :o
Are there any particular GPIO Pins that I should be much careful about?

Thanks,
Simon Mandy
http://raspisimon.no-ip.org
Raspberry Pi Model B x 2, Raspberry Pi 2 x 2, Transcend 32GB Class 10, Transcend 16GB Class 10, Transcend 8GB Class 4, Custom 12V 1.5A (stepped down to 5.5V)

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joan
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Re: GPIO Pins 2(5v) and 6(ground) came in contact!

Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:19 pm

Especially don't connect a 5V pin to a 3V pin.

Chris1975
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Re: GPIO Pins 2(5v) and 6(ground) came in contact!

Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:28 pm

If you don't have one already.....I would suggest buying an Adafruit Pi Cobbler.It labels the pins quite
clearly and helps avoid many mistakes.Two versions are available as well depending on which flavor of
Pi you have. :)

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