5v and ground is causing my Uno to shut off or short

Hi everyone,

I saw there were a couple of other posts where people were talking about connecting a button to turn on a light. I place my cable into the 5v to -, but once I place my grd to +, my Uno shuts off. What is causing this, as I am doing exactly what I see on the tutorials.

I also get a noise from my computer and I see the COM disappear.

Sounds like you are shorting the UNO out.
Would you draw a diagram showing us what wires are connected.
OR even better, show us a picture.