Yeah I'm quite technically minded, the monitor is DVI and I'm using a HDMI to DVI adaptor.pluggy wrote:What sort of monitor is it ? DVI, HDMI ?
How exactly did you flash the SD card and what do you mean by "which has about 1/3 of extra space left after putting Wheezy on it "
If you're not too technoically minded I'd hang on until the vendor sends you the SD card.
johnbeetem wrote:One possible problem is that RasPi's 5V is drooping as the OS starts to work harder, which can cause a monitor to turn off. Sometime you can fix it by setting a "config_hdmi_boost" value in config.txt. See the Display section of the RasPi Troubleshooting Wiki: http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Display
I would also suggest looking through the Troubleshooting Power Problems section as well: http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... r_problems
Your power supply sounds fine, but a lot of Micro USB cables have very thin conductors and the voltage drop across them can prevent RasPi from working reliably.
I just purchased another power supply from Maplin, it is 5v at 2.1A and it still don't work.obcd wrote:Can you measure the TP1 - TP2 voltage.
Another interesting voltage is the drop over the poly fuse on the bottom side of the pcb.
TP1 -TP2 should be at least 4.85V for a stable operation.
Maybe it's a bad board and that's why the ebayer sold it?
I also say it's a faulty board, I'm 200 percent sure about that. I purchased it from RS, I just emailed them telling them about the fault, I just hope I don't get hit with another delivery charge, I already suspect that I have to also pay to send it back.itimpi wrote:You could of course have a defective Pi!
It sounds as if it might have something like a micro-crack on the board that causes a connection to break when it gets warm? If this is the case you may have to RMA it to get a reliable Pi. Mine stay on for days/weeks at a time without issue.
liz wrote:Definitely send it back to them. You shouldn't be hit with another delivery charge, and they do have stock set aside to immediately replace defective units. Really sorry to hear about this - it's a VERY uncommon thing to happen (return rates are pleasingly low), and it really seems you've had pretty much the worst luck imaginable (I remember talking to you earlier about your delivery problems).
It would help if I actually knew how to follow "normal procedures", they don't exactly make it easy especially for someone like me that has problems dealing with everyday things let alone this kind of stuff.mahjongg wrote:It seems to be symptomatic for RS to not reacting to any form of communication, (except perhaps telephoning). My guess is that with 10.000 customers clamoring for attention they just can't cope with it. But if you follow normal procedures they should have personell to take care of your guarantee returns.