honda4life
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Defective ethernet > warranty return

Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:59 am

Hello,

I have a defective pi.
In fact I have 2 pi's, one from Farnell and one from RS.
Let's call them the "good" and the "bad" pi ;)
I can't say if the bad pi is from RS or Farnell... How to figure it out?
I can imagine sending a pi to the wrong company woudn't work.

What's not working:
The problem started, but after a bit of trying, it works again, now it isn't possible to solve it.
Ethernet leds are OK, DHCP requests are being sent, but aren't received by the pi.
It is even stranger that this works on a different router, but you need to be very patient between typing username and password when using ssh, so there is a problem, I'm thinking about damaged magnetics and that a gbit router has a stronger signal or something like that...

I have 3 SD cards, one in the good pi, one in the bad pi and one smaller SD card that's sometimes used in the bad pi to messing around.
All cards work in the good pi, and none of them works in the bad pi.
When I'm using a wireless dongle... it works always.
Last edited by honda4life on Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Defective ethernet > warranty return

Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:37 am

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 57#p281039
make sure everything is up to date

look at the board for stickers etc and post them here
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honda4life
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Re: Defective ethernet > warranty return

Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:19 am

Revision 02
Sticker: FN120628506
I think this is my RS one.

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Re: Defective ethernet > warranty return

Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:56 am

I think that is the Farnell one. If the other one has 'RS' in the middle it is the RS one.
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Re: Defective ethernet > warranty return

Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:09 pm

I know FN is "confusing", i've noticed this a long time before and i'm thinking the FN-one is the RS one,
It are "random" letters that match "FN" I suppose.

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Re: Defective ethernet > warranty return

Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:06 pm

I still think you are incorrect. I have one of each so cannot be 100% sure. But the photos in the sig line of alexeames in his post at http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 45#p135145 supports my opinion.

But it is your gamble. :)
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Re: Defective ethernet > warranty return

Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:21 pm

Okay I agree it's the Farnell one, thanks!
This one is one of the first pi's, so it's ordered by farnell co.uk.
Now there's a reseller from Farnell for Belgium, I've just sent an email to verify and to inform what's next.

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