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Topic: MAX7219 - All LED turned on, no matter what i'm doing. (Read 920 times) previous topic - next topic


Hi there,

yesterday I soldered a 5x5 Matrix together and I'm using an MAX7219 to control it. I checked everything ~100 times ;) but if i connect the Arduino all LEDs are turned on, no matter if I have some Code on the Arduino or not. Same happens if I only connect 5V and GND to the MAX7219.

I also used the forum search function but all I found was some unanswered threads from 2009. So I hope somebody can tell me what the problem could be or give some ideas how to find out what the problem is. :)


My first guess would be you have all your LEDs backwards.  Try swapping the Digit and Segment lines.
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