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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:12 pm
by sim_tcr
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

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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:19 pm
by joan
Especially don't connect a 5V pin to a 3V pin.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:28 pm
by Chris1975
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. :)