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by merlin32768
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Strange shutdown problem
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Strange shutdown problem

Hi guys; I've had my Pi since April 2013 and just starting to have trouble with it in the last couple of weeks. The symptoms are that it will boot up just fine (Raspbian OS) but after a few minutes of use, the video signal will disappear and just the red power light will stay on - all other lights w...
by merlin32768
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for ultra low power pi
Replies: 51
Views: 16950

Re: Request for ultra low power pi

This is an interesting topic - after all, who doesn't want to save our hard-earned pennies from the clutches of the evil energy companies? On a purely practical note, the Pi is already an extremely economical computer to run, and although it's always great when you can reduce power consumption even ...
by merlin32768
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extremely unreliable USB (includes the onboard ethernet)
Replies: 10
Views: 2009

Re: Extremely unreliable USB (includes the onboard ethernet)

In my experience, most of this kind of intermittent reliability issues can be traced back to an inadequate power supply. Beware of all those 5V/1A phone chargers being sold on ebay - I've had to return a few of these as they were not rated to run the RPi - In all cases, the ebay item description sai...

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