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NejcCavnicar

Hello.
I was working on some communication between MPU6050 and Arduino Nano. I tried to upload the program (done it many times before) and when I plugged the cable into Nano the Serial Port got fried (smoke came out). Does anyone know why this happened?

hammy

Need a circuit diagram to see what happened

lastchancename

Where did the smoke come out from?
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DrAzzy

You either connected 5 to ground, or connected something backwards which immediately failed to near-short. And your computer is shoddily designed, because it should have shut down power to the port when it saw something drawing enough current to make smoke.
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