hello, I have a 5.5v circut and a 7404 inverter. The chip functions as expected except for one thing. I cannot get the pin to not float with a resistor. Any resistor value will not result in a ground (0). I have used everything from 1k, 10k,48k,100k,1M and more in between. When I jump it from ground to the pin with just wire everything is as expected. But when I add my on off switch it hijacks the power and burns batteries since I have created a short. Things get hot.
The real question. How do I add a default state to a pin? I have to pull down to ground.