The Green ACT light blinks when there is activity on the disk. But ONLY when there is activity on the disk. So if the process is running and is not reading or writing to the disk, there will not be any blinking Green light.The red power LED should never blink, because it is hard-wired to the 3.3V power supply rail. If it is blinking, as one user has reported it means the 5V power supply is dropping out. Use a different power supply.
If you have forgotten about ordering it, you have probably also forgotten about paying for it.captainhooyah wrote:Today I was looking through a box of trash for the box my defective Pi came in so I could return it, when there was a knock at my door.
I went out there and there was a package on the steps, I opened it and it was a raspberry pi... I have no idea why it was sent to my house... The only thing I can think of is I signed up for some waiting list a while back, and I forgot or something, but the past couple days with this pi have been crazy...
I'm totally serious... I was all bummed out, getting ready to send it back, and knock knock knock. Raspberry Pi fairy.
It's working great, I am happy... Thank you Raspberry Pi fairy.
Lots of people have reported this, including myself. I've asked Newark/Element 14 what to do last Friday. No response yet.Folker416 wrote:Does anyone have a solution for this? I received two boards, one runs for almost 10 minutes, the other not even one. It is very frustrating as I waited a long time for these boards!
If you mean it boots up and runs for a few minutes to a couple of hours(I'm guessing on that as I left it on overnight and checked the time when my ssh connect from notebook was severed) then spontaneously shuts down? Then yes. My new 512MB does this using the same card/PSU/keyboard that my old 256M would run stable on for weeks.Folker416 wrote:Does anyone have a solution for this? I received two boards, one runs for almost 10 minutes, the other not even one. It is very frustrating as I waited a long time for these boards!
That's what I expected, however only the red LED on just means that it's powered, not necessarily running as happens in my case boots -> spontaneously shuts down after some random amount of time.ccraftus wrote:To clarify, when I said "steady red light", that meant nothing BUT the steady red light. All other lights go dark. No activity. I decided to swap-out the SD for one of the "known good" SD cards listed at http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#SD_cards. That seems to have fixed the problem.