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by SFX Group
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prevent SD-Card Corruption
Replies: 241
Views: 247362

Re: Prevent SD-Card Corruption

We no longer use PI for any hardware, as it was a great idea that didnt work in real life usage. I notice HomeSeer are now using PI 2, they are having MAJOR issues with damaged SD cards, they have only been using them about 7 months, there is talk of moving away due to the SD card issue (it eats the...
by SFX Group
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prevent SD-Card Corruption
Replies: 241
Views: 247362

Re: Prevent SD-Card Corruption

We sold all Pi hardware and moved to the Intel Compute Stick... not had any problems, the MTBF of Intel is about 5.5 years at running 24/7 Are you using it for 5.6 years and running from SD card? Intel version has 32Gb of SSD built in, so there's no need for an SD card, with a MTBF of over 5 years ...
by SFX Group
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prevent SD-Card Corruption
Replies: 241
Views: 247362

Re: Prevent SD-Card Corruption

I have two rpi B+ and one rpi2. I've burnt over 5 sd cards this year. Tried different power supplies, it didn't changed anything. I've only used genuine brandname sdcards. I'm running out of ideas. We sold all Pi hardware and moved to the Intel Compute Stick... not had any problems, the MTBF of Int...
by SFX Group
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prevent SD-Card Corruption
Replies: 241
Views: 247362

Re: Prevent SD-Card Corruption

We found the Pi to be a great idea, however its storage medium was flawed. We started using the PI when it first came out, since then it has eaten memory cards like floppy disks stored next to the microwave. The only common thing we found was the PI was at the center of it all, on all occasions it e...
by SFX Group
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: POE (802.3af) for power?
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: POE (802.3af) for power?

Hi i didnt find any wall outlet that has USB connection that would have a slight delay to cover brownouts. Being most of the power supplies are kind of cheap we found the voltage they gave out wasnt that great so opted for POE connection to the device. Then making sure the POE injection method had a...
by SFX Group
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

drgeoff wrote:I'll ignore the rant and repeat that no-one here is obligated, morally or otherwise, to do anything to help you.
Please close this case, thanks for not helping. I dont want to force anyone to type anything they cant be bothered about.
by SFX Group
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

Any update on this?, tests where completed as requested.... You are aware that the support on this forum is provided on a 100% completely voluntary basis. There's no service level, there's no commitment to answer your or anyone's posts. I am fully aware of the "payment structure", however i am also...
by SFX Group
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

Any update on this?, tests where completed as requested....
by SFX Group
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

The below test was done with no SD card installed: Side note : the latest card which is a Kingston SD class 10 has only ever been used on the TP Link POE splitter, it would appear the PI has been inside voltage on that card, unless the Pi has an intermittent problem (which would agree with whats goi...
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

RaTTuS wrote:while powered and running everything
and should be
5V +/- 5% .. i.e.
from 4.75V to 5.25V

Idealy 5V
Thanks, will update over the weekend.
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

what is the voltage as measured on the test points / pads This i dont know, how do i test that? (image with location would be helpful) The old school model B has test points marked TP1 and TP2 http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Troubleshooting_power_problems When should this be measured? can it...
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

What do you mean by "damage"? Is the card permanently unusable - cannot be reformatted and used again - or merely the files are corrupted and it can be used again after formatting? ISTR that some of the "XBMC for RPi" distributions have or had overclocking enabled. Perhaps you have a particularly s...
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

RaTTuS wrote:what is the voltage as measured on the test points / pads
This i dont know, how do i test that? (image with location would be helpful)
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

My modest suggestions: Try an SD card with a lower rating than Class 10 Try an SD card from another reputable manufacturer Try (just for the purposes of trouble determination) another Operating System such as Raspbian Try closing down the Operating System under system control, not simply by power-c...
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Broken or Lemon from the start?

Try replacing the Micro-USB cable. ghans Every power supply method has a different cable... - Cable from the TV USB > Micro USB - Dedicated power supply had its own cable - Wall outlet to Micro USB - POE was a different cable - DC 5.5x2.1 to Micro USB I have used all the above cables on other Pi un...
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken or Lemon from the start?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Broken or Lemon from the start?

Hi I have something odd going on with a Raspberry Pi version B The first one i bought, see time line below, its always had openELEC installed.: Powered on via USB cable from the TV, damages about 2-3 SD cards (Kingston Class 10s) Tried newer Micro SD card (Kingston micro SD), damages 2 of these Trie...
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Change IP address use Python script
Replies: 18
Views: 37298

Re: Change IP address use Python script

Thanks, will have a play with these....

Is there a test to see if the cable is "live", so i can run that before checking the IP address?
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Change IP address use Python script
Replies: 18
Views: 37298

Re: Change IP address use Python script

Hi I am starting on a project that will likly use Python, i will also need access to change details in the network layer. The questions are: Can Python change IP address, Subnet, Defualt Gateway adn DNS addresses and get them to stick at reboot? Can Python read the status of the above to confirm the...
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Composite and Audio on B+
Replies: 10
Views: 2643

Re: Composite and Audio on B+

thanks
by SFX Group
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Composite and Audio on B+
Replies: 10
Views: 2643

Re: Composite and Audio on B+

Can we use a standard 3.5mm audio jack to get sound from this? It appears that would short the composite to ground in the connector, i assume this is ok (which is why the connector was designed this way?) Post 3 on a standard 3.5mm jack is ground, then post 4 is added in this are for the composite s...
by SFX Group
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ MPEG2 license keys and other hardware questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: B+ MPEG2 license keys and other hardware questions

Remember that the USB spec for devices is a max of 500mA which is probably what the TV is specced to. That's right on the edge especially if you have a dodgy USB power cable. USB cord is new (for the price i always buy new cables to avoid stuff like this). However if 0.5a @ 5v is boarder line for t...
by SFX Group
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ MPEG2 license keys and other hardware questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: B+ MPEG2 license keys and other hardware questions

The red LED goes out (and box displayed), when the 'brownout' detection circuit senses that the voltage has dropped below about 4.65V. It does not necessarily mean anything is wrong with the RPi. In your case with the light going off occasionally, you are right on the edge. The first thing to maybe...
by SFX Group
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ MPEG2 license keys and other hardware questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: B+ MPEG2 license keys and other hardware questions

Hi License Good to know about the licenses keys, that will make everything easier. Power light: Well this is interesting, its being powered from my Sony TV USB port, heres the VERY odd thing about this. The B, no issues, solid power, the B+, getting the flicking red ligtht so is my B+ dead? (using t...
by SFX Group
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ MPEG2 license keys and other hardware questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

B+ MPEG2 license keys and other hardware questions

Hi all Few questions: - HARDWARE DECODER KEYS: I ordered my B+ (and its arrived working) (making 3 now, 2 x B and 1 x B+), anyway, i took the XBMC SD card from the B to the B+, this working, i have a few questions.... The hardware decode licences keys, can i put all the keys for all hardware in the ...
by SFX Group
Tue May 27, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Thin Client (pitc.blogspot.ca) boot loading animation
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: Thin Client (pitc.blogspot.ca) boot loading animation

Please post how you did this? Did you follow a tutorial somewhere on how to create your own video with after affects? And how did you add it to your Pi's boot process? Thanks! Hi, it was with a serous amount of research and testing with a lot of time and money spent, unfortunately as that system is...

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