HMC5883L

I programed and setup my HMC5883L sensor and when I opened the serial monitor it wasn't giving me any data, I've tried every thing I can think of and can't figure it out. Please help, Thank you

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/***************************************************************************
  This is a library example for the HMC5883 magnentometer/compass

  Designed specifically to work with the Adafruit HMC5883 Breakout
  http://www.adafruit.com/products/1746

  *** You will also need to install the Adafruit_Sensor library! ***

  These displays use I2C to communicate, 2 pins are required to interface.

  Adafruit invests time and resources providing this open source code,
  please support Adafruit andopen-source hardware by purchasing products
  from Adafruit!

  Written by Kevin Townsend for Adafruit Industries with some heading example from
  Love Electronics (loveelectronics.co.uk)

  This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
  it under the terms of the version 3 GNU General Public License as
  published by the Free Software Foundation.

  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
  GNU General Public License for more details.

  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

 ***************************************************************************/

#include <Wire.h>
#include <Adafruit_Sensor.h>
#include <Adafruit_HMC5883_U.h>

/* Assign a unique ID to this sensor at the same time */
Adafruit_HMC5883_Unified mag = Adafruit_HMC5883_Unified(12345);

void displaySensorDetails(void)
{
  sensor_t sensor;
  mag.getSensor(&sensor);
  Serial.println("------------------------------------");
  Serial.print  ("Sensor:       "); Serial.println(sensor.name);
  Serial.print  ("Driver Ver:   "); Serial.println(sensor.version);
  Serial.print  ("Unique ID:    "); Serial.println(sensor.sensor_id);
  Serial.print  ("Max Value:    "); Serial.print(sensor.max_value); Serial.println(" uT");
  Serial.print  ("Min Value:    "); Serial.print(sensor.min_value); Serial.println(" uT");
  Serial.print  ("Resolution:   "); Serial.print(sensor.resolution); Serial.println(" uT");
  Serial.println("------------------------------------");
  Serial.println("");
  delay(500);
}

void setup(void)
{
  Serial.begin(9600);
  Serial.println("HMC5883 Magnetometer Test"); Serial.println("");

  /* Initialise the sensor */
  if (!mag.begin())
  {
    /* There was a problem detecting the HMC5883 ... check your connections */
    Serial.println("Ooops, no HMC5883 detected ... Check your wiring!");
    while (1);
  }

  /* Display some basic information on this sensor */
  displaySensorDetails();
}

void loop(void)
{
  /* Get a new sensor event */
  sensors_event_t event;
  mag.getEvent(&event);

  /* Display the results (magnetic vector values are in micro-Tesla (uT)) */
  Serial.print("X: "); Serial.print(event.magnetic.x); Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("Y: "); Serial.print(event.magnetic.y); Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("Z: "); Serial.print(event.magnetic.z); Serial.print("  "); Serial.println("uT");

  // Hold the module so that Z is pointing 'up' and you can measure the heading with x&y
  // Calculate heading when the magnetometer is level, then correct for signs of axis.
  float heading = atan2(event.magnetic.y, event.magnetic.x);

  // Once you have your heading, you must then add your 'Declination Angle', which is the 'Error' of the magnetic field in your location.
  // Find yours here: http://www.magnetic-declination.com/
  // Mine is: -13* 2' W, which is ~13 Degrees, or (which we need) 0.22 radians
  // If you cannot find your Declination, comment out these two lines, your compass will be slightly off.
  float declinationAngle = 0.22;
  heading += declinationAngle;

  // Correct for when signs are reversed.
  if (heading < 0)
    heading += 2 * PI;

  // Check for wrap due to addition of declination.
  if (heading > 2 * PI)
    heading -= 2 * PI;

  // Convert radians to degrees for readability.
  float headingDegrees = heading * 180 / M_PI;

  Serial.print("Heading (degrees): "); Serial.println(headingDegrees);

  delay(1000);
}

HMC5883L: Overview | Adafruit HMC5883L Breakout - Triple-Axis Magnetometer Compass Sensor | Adafruit Learning System

Link to code: Downloads | Adafruit HMC5883L Breakout - Triple-Axis Magnetometer Compass Sensor | Adafruit Learning System

DuaneDegn: Also let us know which Arduino you're using.

The next thing to do would be to post some pictures of your setup.

A nice clear picture of how your board is wired.

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And a clear picture of your soldering.

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I'm using the Arduino UNO.

I have not soldered It yet because I am working in an project with it and we are making sure all our codes and hook ups are right before soldering anything.

GabrielPierre: I have not soldered It yet

That is likely contributing to your trouble getting data from it.

Oh, okay thank you