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Can a Hall effect sensor just die? [NEVER MIND]

mparkmpark Posts: 1,256
edited 2021-10-30 02:21 in General Discussion

I had a Hall effect sensor happily sensing a little magnet, but now the output pin stays high when the magnet passes. I don't suppose that's a thing, that Hall effect sensors just lose their mojo? Probably I shorted something somewhere. But if anyone else has had one just up and quit, let me know; it'd make me feel better.

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  • mparkmpark Posts: 1,256

    Never mind. It's come back to life. I do not know what happened, but I'll take it.

  • YanomaniYanomani Posts: 1,322
    edited 2021-10-30 02:32

    Don't feell alone; there are others (not me, ATM) like you...

    Not sure about your particular sensor brand and model, but:

    https://gideonlabs.com/posts/honeywell-ss466a-hall-effect-sensor-failure/

    Hope it helps

    Henrique

    Dr. Phibes Rises Again beat me... :lol:

  • mparkmpark Posts: 1,256

    Thank you, @Yanomani. I'm starting to suspect that letting our cat walk on my circuits is maybe not the best idea.

  • YanomaniYanomani Posts: 1,322

    You're welcome,@mpark!

    Fifteen years ago, and it was my turn; some sand-stuffed cat-footprints messed with my then-notebook hinges (my first HP Pavillion, at the time).

    Results: full diagonal screen-crack, while attempting to close; I simply didn't noticed the sand (that also managed to splatter in-between the topmost keyboard keys) untill a "sound" was heard... :disappointed:

    S... happens...

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