Need help with A4988 Stepper Motor Driver please.

Hello,

So I recently bought a STEPSTICK A4988 stepper motor driver similar to the one in the link :

Whenever I connect the Vdd and Gnd to my arduino it disconnects from my laptop, as if a short circuit occured.

does that mean the driver is fried ?

I have nothing else connected other than Vdd and Gnd...

The Pololu A4988 web page has a good wiring diagram.

You should not be drawing the motor power from the Arduino.

...R
Stepper Motor Basics

the motor is not even connected, nothing is connected in the circuit but the driver

Rami94:
does that mean the driver is fried ?

I have nothing else connected other than Vdd and Gnd...

Whether it's fried or not, it's often handy to have spares - eg. spare A4988 or spare arduino. If the same issue occurs when you use the spare, then it's possible to home-in on the device that's having a problem.

Rami94:
the motor is not even connected, nothing is connected in the circuit but the driver

Then make a pencil drawing showing the connections and post a photo of the drawing. (No Fritzing diagrams, please).

It is much too easy to misunderstand verbal wiring descriptions.

Have you studied the Pololu A4988 web page carefully?

...R