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Topic: Arduino gets no power when putting motor shield on (Read 144 times) previous topic - next topic


I bought Arduino Uno R3 starter kit and have been makin those model projects. All works fine.

Now i bought Arduino motor shield and when I put the shield on Uno, it won't power up when plugging either the usb or 9v battery. Not a single led will blink or flash. I did upload the BareMinumum program to the board so there shouldn't be any I/O confilcts.

If I detach motor shield from Uno and plug the Uno back to usb all works fine.

Motor shield is authentic Arduino, straight from the package. What could cause motor shield preventing the power-up?


Some motor shields may need jumpers or traces soldered.
This is also true for the Rev 3 Arduino motor shield and is mentioned in the documentation available HERE

Some motor shields may also use pins 0 and 1 and those shields should only be plugged into the board AFTER the sketch is loaded unless they have jumpers or switches to bypass them.

It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

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