###I (think) I accidentally destroyed one of my Photons today.
I was working on building a robot rover, and it was working fine, until the Photon started breathing green. I pressed the reset button to try to get it to breath cyan, but after I released the button, there was a red flash, it connected to Wi-Fi (flashing green), and then started breathing green again. I pressed the reset button again, and the same thing happened. I then pressed the reset button one more time, only for the light to not come on at all. I removed the Photon from its breadboard and tried powering it over USB. Nothing happened, except it started to get very warm. I then tried powering it from the VIN/GND pins from another Photon, to the VIN/GND pins on the broken Photon. No light. Powering to the 3v3/GND pin made no difference.
###What caused the Photon to die?
I don’t really know. I’m 99% certain that I didn’t accidentally short circuit it somehow, as it shouldn’t have been breathing green in the first place if it was “short circuiting”.
###Has anyone else experienced this?
The device ID was
1a002e000a47343432313031, if that helps anyone.
I just read the docs, and:
When the Photon is connected to a Wi-Fi network but not to the cloud, it will breathe green.
I also read that:
There are a number of other red blink codes that may be expressed after the SOS blinks:
- Hard fault
- Non-maskable interrupt fault
- Memory Manager fault
- Bus fault
- Usage fault
- Invalid length
- Out of heap memory
- SPI over-run
- Assertion failure
- Invalid case
- Pure virtual call
- Stack overflow
The Photon blinked red once before connecting to Wi-Fi and breathing green, but did not flash an SOS. Does that mean the Photon also “Hard Faulted”?