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shweta

i m working on a project where i m using servos for motion. i tried several programmes on single n multiple servos. but today all of a sudden the servos arent rotating at all... they get stuck at 0 position.. when i connected a single servo to the arduino my lappy showed com port problem as though the windows is not accepting the servo or something.. when i disconnected the servo leaving only arduino being connected there was no com port problem :| 

codlink

How are you powering your servos?
//LiNK

oric_dan

codlink seems to be on the job. You cannot power servos directly from the Arduino
board 5V pin, even though some of the tutorials show it being done. Maybe 1 servo if
you're lucky, but that's still not a very good idea. Also, if running the Arduino off USB,
those ports certainly cannot provide enough current for operating servos.

So, get a separate power supply for the servos, 5-6 VDC.

shweta

ya thats true.. problem got solved....  :)

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