I think my StickC has died ... any suggestions?
Devilstower last edited by
Since arriving a couple of weeks ago, the M5StickC has worked like a champ. Together with the ENV and weight sensors, it's proven to be perfect for a project that was in the works and (except for some issues around swapping networks) has performed like a champ. I've had the StickC connected to a small (2600mah) power bank which was in turn connected with a small (2w) solar panel. The combination had it running for days, recording data and sending it along to Thingspeak.
But last night I disconnected the StickC to make some code changes. It tested out just fine, but when I went to power it up this morning ... it wouldn't start. Not when connected to the battery, not when connected to the PC, not when connected to a USB power source. I've tried all the familiar long press and left+right options that have helped with past issues, but the screen is stubbornly dark.
Is there something I'm overlooking? Anything else I can try to revive a StickC that seems to be ... Sick-C?
jhfoo last edited by
When you connect to the PC does it detect a device? Hopefully it's just the screen that blew.
ajb2k3 last edited by
I Find just leaving it plugged into a charger for a couple hours works as I keep letting batteries go flat.
m5stack last edited by m5stack
you could try following operations: 1. Short the BAT to GND，disconnect the short circuit after 2 seconds . 2. Insert the USB cable. 3. After the screen is lit, USB continues to charge the device.
if still not working . pls contact the store.
Devilstower last edited by
I had put this StickC aside to work with another (I have a dozen or so of them). And then I ran into the same thing about ten StickC's later.
With both of these, it seems to be a screen failure. I can download a program, get the LED to flash, and even connect via network. But the screen remains dead -- even if I just run the burner and start the device over from scratch. I've also tried shorting BAT to GND, just in case, and get the same results. Another 8 StickC's working dandy (I was making a batch of prototype devices) but these two appear to have simply lost their screens.
So it's not really dead. It's just gone dark.
m5stack last edited by
@devilstower you could try to upload the FactoryTest then check the serial log. if log normal and the screen still dark. you could contact the store.
sysdl132 last edited by sysdl132
You can try to reset your 'sick-C' by erase your flash and burn the firmware again?
(my older m5stickC bought at 2017 .it never 'died'. I erase and burn the firmware for about 1,500 times and it never 'sicked')