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pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:00 pm
by theirry
Hi,

when I do the usual command to take a picture with the cameras, it only takes a picture with the normal pi camera. Is this because I am only telling it to take a picture using that specific camera? how do I make it take a picture with noir?

I'm using the usual terminal method of taking the picture.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:32 pm
by gordon77
Noir or not they both appear the same to the pi

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:55 pm
by DougieLawson
The #1 most common failure for the camera is the little SUNNY connector not being pushed fully home in the socket on the camera board. That's true for regular or NoIR cameras.

#2 most common failure is getting the ribbon cable the wrong way round.

#3 most common failure is not enabling the camera in /boot/config.txt

Least common failure is connecting the camera to the DSI connector rather than the CSI connector.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:21 pm
by theirry
I have checked and they both are working perfectly fine, but I strangely cant use the noir.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:09 pm
by DougieLawson
Has the NoIR camera ever worked?
Send it back to your supplier and ask for a replacement (or refund).

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:14 pm
by theirry
I will try take the normal camera out and use the noir first and see if it works. otherwise yes, I may do that.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:37 pm
by theirry
just tested, it doesnt work, the red light is on but its not detected, even though the other one is
tomorrow I will try to use the other camera slot just in case.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:50 pm
by rpdom
Which other camera slot? There is only the one camera connector.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:50 pm
by Johnny5C
As Dougie said, check the sunny connector on the camera itself. It's prone to not being seated properly.

Simple check too.

Caught me out many times.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:09 pm
by paulie
There is only one camera connector on the Pi.
The other similar connector is for the yet to be released official Pi Foundation screen.

(Unless you have the Compute Module breakout dev board, which I am led to believe supports two cameras).

https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/camera-module-setup/

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:22 pm
by DougieLawson
theirry wrote:just tested, it doesnt work, the red light is on but its not detected, even though the other one is
tomorrow I will try to use the other camera slot just in case.
If you do that the camera will NEVER work again, you may even ruin your Raspberry Pi.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:27 am
by theirry
ok, thanks for the advice

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:53 pm
by theirry
ok, so I have put the noir in the right slot but its asking me to check the connections because it isnt working.. going to take off the hat once again..

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:20 pm
by theirry
Nope, cant detect infa red camera even in right slot....

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:27 pm
by Johnny5C
I had this problem. The sunny connector had popped out!

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Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:36 pm
by theirry
how to pop back in? xD

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:37 pm
by theirry
ok, its late at the moment so I'm going to try this tomorrow.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:07 am
by DougieLawson
theirry wrote:how to pop back in? xD
Take some static (esd) precautions (by wearing an earth strap or keeping contact with a MK1 big toe on an earthed cold water pipe). Take one MK1 thumb and one MK1 fore-finger. One on the back, one on the front. Pinch your finger and thumb together until you hear a soft click.

Grab a beer and celebrate a job well done.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:38 am
by theirry
ok, looks like it was already in, still doesnt want to work.

Re: pi Noir camera not detected but normal pi camera is.

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:58 pm
by DougieLawson
theirry wrote:ok, looks like it was already in, still doesnt want to work.
It's worth a little bit of thumb & forefinger pressure even if it looks like it's fully home.