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by Tinderbox (UK)
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A problem with wireless keyboars
Replies: 22
Views: 3931

Re: A problem with wireless keyboars

There appears to be virtually identical version that have newer software, I bought the keyboard from ebay the same as you and the smart keys did nothing, I bought a branded retail boxed version from Amazon UK and the smart key`s work on this one. I have not tried it on Raspbian just the OSMC Kodi pl...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 power supply & USB cable
Replies: 71
Views: 327625

Re: Pi 3 power supply & USB cable

I just bought 2x Belkin MIXIT Metallic Home Charger 2.4A for £6.99 each to use with my Pi3B http://www.belkin.com/uk/F8M731-Belkin/p/P-F8M731/ I just tested them at 2.4A using a resistor load for over 15min showing 5.09v according to my usb power meter. Below is a link to a 14mp photo so you can zo...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Damaged MicroSD slot
Replies: 15
Views: 5375

Re: Damaged MicroSD slot

There is supposedly a thread on how you can boot from an usb 2.0 port instead of the microsd.

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=155167

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with SD card
Replies: 46
Views: 8593

Re: Problems with SD card

Try this Check Flash app, I have been using it for years to error test my flash memory devices, I read the other day it can format flash devices that say they are write protected. Select read and write test as a logical drive or as a physical device. http://mikelab.kiev.ua/index_en.php?page=PROGRAMS...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 power supply & USB cable
Replies: 71
Views: 327625

Re: Pi 3 power supply & USB cable

I just bought 2x Belkin MIXIT Metallic Home Charger 2.4A for £6.99 each to use with my Pi3B http://www.belkin.com/uk/F8M731-Belkin/p/P-F8M731/ I just tested them at 2.4A using a resistor load for over 15min showing 5.09v according to my usb power meter. Below is a link to a 14mp photo so you can zoo...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 power supply & USB cable
Replies: 71
Views: 327625

Re: Pi 3 power supply & USB cable

A bit of information on cable length and voltage drop.

http://goughlui.com/2014/10/01/usb-cabl ... ging-slow/

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Unstable WiFi
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Unstable WiFi

It could be a compatibility problem between the Pi wifi chipset and you router chipset, it happens. Also have you checked for wifi interference, if you have an android phone you can get apps that show all the wifi signal around you and recommend the wifi channel that has the least interference, then...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD Card Copier killed micro SD card?!
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: SD Card Copier killed micro SD card?!

I had a 16gb microsd totally die while i was copying music from my notebook to my phone, I tried all the fixes i mentioned to you, but the card was dead, it did not even show up at all.

I returned my faulty card and got a refund.

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD Card Copier killed micro SD card?!
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: SD Card Copier killed micro SD card?!

Try formatting the card in a camera, or mobile phone, or xbox or ps3 if it formats then format it in windows using the official sd formatted app.

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with SD card
Replies: 46
Views: 8593

Re: Problems with SD card

I download a Sandisk microsd product manual, and it says you can enable write protection temporarily or permanently, though it does not explain how, though it has to do with software as there is no physical switch. I have seen usb memory sticks show as write protected, I downloaded an app that unloc...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Charger Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: Charger Pi

The 3.5A will be great as the Pi will only use the power it needs, and being 3.5A the psu should run cool even at 2.5A, but make sure it`s an brand name power adapter, as there are a lot of cheap no name brands with lying specification.

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Lightning bolt icon
Replies: 22
Views: 13696

Re: Lightning bolt icon

Also have a look at the Tronsmart cables they come in mixed 5 or 6 packs and in black or white, and they are very good, I bought a second pack, I got mine from Amazon UK.

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with SD card
Replies: 46
Views: 8593

Re: Problems with SD card

So how old was that Samsung microsd was it used much, I have had an microsd card just suddenly die while transferring data to it, but it was not a big brand name card, that`s why i only buy Samsung or Sandisk now.

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Charger Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: Charger Pi

The Pi3 can use up to 2.5Amp but that depends on the cpu/gpu load and what devices you have connected, I have my Pi3B running off my Samsung tablet 2amp usb adapter but i only have an wifi keyboard transmitter and an usb memory stick connected. You will get a yellow lightning bolt icon at the top ri...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with SD card
Replies: 46
Views: 8593

Re: Problems with SD card

I just read that when a flash card starts getting write errors as you can only write to the memory cells so many times, or when it just goes faulty, they will lock themselves so you can no longer write to the card as your data would not be saved, but you can read from the card to get the data off. I...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 exact power supply requirements for specific use
Replies: 17
Views: 10122

Re: Pi 3 exact power supply requirements for specific use

Lots of USB power adapters tested on the link below, and rated on SAFETY looks at the SKULLS on the right.

Not a lot of UK compatible most are US and EU versions.

http://lygte-info.dk/info/ChargerIndex%20UK.html

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with SD card
Replies: 46
Views: 8593

Re: Problems with SD card

Did i read you used an android app that checks for fake microsd cards, I have used an app like that on Samsung and Sandisk cards and all the cards i tested showed as being real and not fake. I would just return or bin the card as it has proven unreliable and should not be trusted with you work. 95% ...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 exact power supply requirements for specific use
Replies: 17
Views: 10122

Re: Pi 3 exact power supply requirements for specific use

I prefer an usb power adapter so i can use what ever cable length i need, I decided to try an Belkin 2.4amp version but am waiting for delivery before i can test it, it comes with an $2500 warranty in case something goes wrong, I have had a couple of cheap no brand car and mains usb adapters go bang...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with SD card
Replies: 46
Views: 8593

Re: Problems with SD card

Try formatting in an mobile phone or a camera or games console if you have an sdhc adaptor then format in windows using the "SD Formatter" app and turn size adjustment on.

John
by Tinderbox (UK)
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red PWR LED stopped working, boots normally
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

Re: Red PWR LED stopped working, boots normally

After a bit of searching, the Pi 3 power led cannot be disabled by software it is connected directly to the 3.3volt power line, on Pi models older than the Pi 3, the led`s could be disabled in software supposedly. So it looks like bad led or the components connected to it. Have you tried another pow...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 13961

Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Have a look at the Sandisk cruzer-fit usb flash stick, as they only protrude from the usb port by 4-5mm a lot safer than a standard 50mm + usb stick just hanging there.

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: disable Flash Performance indicator
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

Re: disable Flash Performance indicator

Are you taking about a yellow lightning bolt icon at the top right of the display, as that is indication that the Pi is not receiving enough ma/current check you psu or cable if you are using a separate one. According to the Pi3 faq https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=82373 Why i...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 3B vs RPi 2B
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: RPi 3B vs RPi 2B

There is a YouTube video that does a basic speed compassion between the Pi2 and Pi3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_WlF9I5EGw

John.
by Tinderbox (UK)
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 Overheating Issue?
Replies: 110
Views: 106837

Re: Pi 3 Overheating Issue?

Hi. I have read the reviews on the case you linked a lot of people have had parts break during assembly, I have the case linked below the one without the fan, they are made in the UK and are very strong, and it is easy to get the microsd in and out. I have an Pi3B and fitted a ceramic heasink, but w...
by Tinderbox (UK)
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED]Java script a resource hog
Replies: 15
Views: 3640

Re: Pixel a resource hog

The Pi 3 SOC begins to throttle at 80c fitting a standard heatsink to the soc in an enclosed case only slows the fast rise to 80c, you need a fan to keep the temps around 70c , the SOC is rated to 125c but only guaranteed to 85c I saw a video of a big heatsink (no fan but open to the air) attached t...

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