vonzepp
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Any USB device Shuts down Pi.

Thu May 01, 2014 5:45 pm

Hi

I just got a Raspberry Pi model A in the post. This is my first model A, (I have 2 model B's). The issue I have is that if a USB device is plugged into the pi. (Tried a Wireless keyboard dongle, WIFI dongle and a powered hub) The pi refuses to boot. The power lights just do not come on. When I plug out the USB device, it boots. However as I can not plug in a keyboard or WIFI and ssh in I can't do much in the way of diagnostics. Any suggestions why this might happen? All devices, power cables and hubs work with the model B's.

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Re: Any USB device Shuts down Pi.

Thu May 01, 2014 5:49 pm

Take a look inside the USB connector, perhaps it has a bent pin, and inserting something creates a short.

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Re: Any USB device Shuts down Pi.

Thu May 01, 2014 5:53 pm

mahjongg wrote:Take a look inside the USB connector, perhaps it has a bent pin, and inserting something creates a short.
Your right. Any advice on how to fish it out?

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Re: Any USB device Shuts down Pi.

Thu May 01, 2014 5:54 pm

a pair of pliers ?!
Or perhaps simply a needle.

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Re: Any USB device Shuts down Pi.

Fri May 02, 2014 12:53 am

Tweezers?
You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
When General Failure and Major Disaster get together, Private Parts usually suffers.

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Re: Any USB device Shuts down Pi.

Fri May 02, 2014 11:45 am

toothpick?

Lollypop Stick!
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