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connected a Arduino to my PC and it suddenly stopped working

by casperobot / October 25, 2017 8:37 AM PDT

So i was working on an arduino project. I had my arduino board being supplied with a 6V source and i connected the arduino to the PC with a USB serial port cable and my PC suddenly crashed and now it won't turn on again.

Any ideas?

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The PC or the Aruino?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2017 8:40 AM PDT

PCs that fail are widely discussed. Not everyone is a PC repair person. Google "How to troubleshoot a dead PC."

As to the Arduino I test that by trying it on another PC.

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the PC is not working
by casperobot / October 25, 2017 8:43 AM PDT
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the PC is not working.

That's my main problem. Is it possible that it broke because of the USB connection. Like an overvoltage issue? Don't they have any protections against this?

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USB usually is robust enough
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2017 5:32 PM PDT
In reply to: the PC is not working

That you lose the port but not much more. There is that USBKILLER thing but you don't have that.

Remember that to get members to comment about PC repair ideas you have to share make, model, details, what it does and what you tried. Some folk try nothing or not into self repair. Typing THE DEAD PC on google finds a lot of content so it's not a lot of mystery about how to repair.

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