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The Dreaded error: No data received from the sensor

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:12 pm
by tampe125
I just received my camera module and I started messing around with it, no problems at all.
Then I decided to change the focus of the camera, removing the blobs of glue.
I applied super extra care and removed them using a cutter. After some work, I was finally able to move the lens.

Then I connected back the camera and...

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raspistill Camera App v1.3.8

Width 2592, Height 1944, quality 85, filename test.png
Time delay 5000, Raw no
Thumbnail enabled Yes, width 64, height 48, quality 35
Link to latest frame enabled  no
Full resolution preview No
Capture method : Single capture

Preview Yes, Full screen Yes
Preview window 0,0,1024,768
Opacity 255
Sharpness 0, Contrast 0, Brightness 50
Saturation 0, ISO 0, Video Stabilisation No, Exposure compensation 0
Exposure Mode 'auto', AWB Mode 'auto', Image Effect 'none'
Metering Mode 'average', Colour Effect Enabled No with U = 128, V = 128
Rotation 0, hflip No, vflip No
ROI x 0.000000, y 0.000000, w 1.000000 h 1.000000
Camera component done
Encoder component done
Starting component connection stage
Connecting camera preview port to video render.
Connecting camera stills port to encoder input port
Opening output file test.png
Enabling encoder output port
Starting capture 0
mmal: No data received from sensor. Check all connections, including the Sunny one on the camera board
Checked all connectors, rebooted, re-enabled the camera in raspi-config, no changes. There are no scratches on the module, no visible damage. Is there anything else I can do?

Should I bite the bullet and accept that I was able to break my brand new camera in less than 2 hours?

Re: The Dreaded error: No data received from the sensor

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:18 pm
by RaTTuS
you may have cabbaged it .
however I'd go for the switch everything off
re-plug all -
and re-boot

Re: The Dreaded error: No data received from the sensor

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:22 pm
by 6by9
And if you've been messing around by the lens, then definitely include checking the little SUNNY connector from the module to the camera board - it doesn't take much to pop it off slightly.

Re: The Dreaded error: No data received from the sensor

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:00 pm
by tampe125
SUNNY connector is in place, re-wired everything and re-booted, nothing changed.

HOWEVER I just saw a small scratch on the module:
camera.jpg
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Do you think it would be the cause? As far as I can tell, there are no tracks there, it seems it's just holding the component.
An emergency soldering could do the trick?