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enter image description hereI have an ADXL 335 Accelerometer. I'm checking its output voltage values using a multimeter and I'm consistently getting the z and y axes giving me the same result. How do I trouble shoot this problem?

I have attached a picture of the accelerometer. The male to male wires were used for voltage readings. The 5 coloured header pins are providing data to the MSP that we are using to send information to the laptop. The MSP is powering the Accelerometer.

I have checked the resistance between the z and y pins, there is no visible resistance.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Do you have pictures of your board? \$\endgroup\$ Mar 22, 2015 at 21:06

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Perhaps the Z and Y axis output pins are shorted together. Measuring resistance between them with the power off might be informative.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ We checked the resistance and found there wasn't any between them or any other pin on the board. \$\endgroup\$
    – Azizelle
    Mar 22, 2015 at 23:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi, thank you so much for your help. We figured out the solution. It was to do with the breadboard. \$\endgroup\$
    – Azizelle
    Mar 23, 2015 at 0:59

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