Help, have I broken my Sense Hat


#1

I shutdown my Raspberry pi 3 and removed the 40 pin ribbon cable from the pi 3 gpio pins.

A short time later I connected the ribbon cable to the gpio pins on the pi 3, BUT inadvertently connected it the wrong way round so that pin 1 on the cable was on pin 40 of the pi3, and then powered the pi3 back up again.

As soon as I realised what I a done, as all the Sense Hat leds were lit up, and stayed that way, I shut down the pi 3.
Now , after connecting the ribbon cable the correct way round and powered up, all the leds were still lit up all the time now.

I tried to make a python file with : from sense_hat import Sensehat, but produced an error message saying it could not import from sensehat.

It doesn’t look good now!


#2

Is there anything that could be done to bring the SenseHat back to what it was before my silly error?

Thanks


#3

The answer may be no unfortunately.

Just to clarify, is the Sense HAT connected to the ribbon cable?


#4

Yes it is connected to a true 40 pin ribbon cable the correct way round. Pin 1 ribbon cable to pin 1 sensehat.
I have also tried the sensehat connected direct to the gpio pins on the pi 3, and still all the leds light up and stay lit.


#5

So it’s a goner then? Oh well, c,est la vie.