Posted this on Monday, but got no replies.
Been using a R-Pi3 for a couple of months now, with no problem. Bought a Pi Camera & fitted it.
Powered up - No Boot - in fact no Activity Light - Power Light is fine.
Checked all connections, powered up again - same problem.
Tried again without the Camera plugged in - Same again !!!!!
Read the "Won't Boot Sticky". Tried again with a previously cloned SD card & with a card from my new R-PiZero,
same problem - No Boot - No Activity Light.
Tried the SD card from the Pi3 in the PiZ - booted up fine.
So seems the Pi3 has died !! Coincidentaly with plugging in the camera !!
Sent an email to email@example.com and got the reply:
"No, it is not possible that the Camera Noir V2 will have killed your Pi 3.
It is more likely that a short occurred whilst connecting the camera."
The Pi was off when camera connected & connection looked to be correctly aligned.
( I am familiar with this type of connector ). Pi was also in case on a clean table - so no shorts on a messy work bench.
But could a misalinged camera connection really kill a Pi.?
Looking at the connector diagram I would have thought it unlikely.
If it was so sensitive to misalignment of the connector - surely there must be many damaged R-Pis - as the camera is quite popular I gather.
Can anyone venture an opinion on this?
Thank you in anticipation.