MrWebsky
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RPi 3 Model B+ - camera connector assembly error?

Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:48 pm

I have two RPi 3 B+. One of them has camera connector with black latch/black slot, the other with black latch/white slot.
It seems to me that the board with white slot is incorrectly mounted. Camera connector is flipped by 180 degrees.
RPI with cable latch turned to ETH works OK with camera (black latch and slot).
RPI with black latch/white slot has cable latch turned to HDMI connector - this is different than in all previous RPi versions.
With camera mounted - it won't even start. Component on camera board soon become very hot.
Can You confirm this assembly fault (reverse mounting of camera connector)?
Last edited by MrWebsky on Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

MrWebsky
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Re: RPi 3 Model B+ - camera connector assembly error?

Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:58 pm

The box code on the sticker at the bottom side of the board that works correctly has 19/03 (manufacturing date?).
The board with flipped (IMHO) connector has box code with 23/07.

DirkS
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Re: RPi 3 Model B+ - camera connector assembly error?

Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:17 am

I think you're the second person reporting this problem.
Looks like a production fault. Contact your supplier for a replacement / refund

jamesh
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Re: RPi 3 Model B+ - camera connector assembly error?

Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:24 am

We've passed this on to the production guys. Thanks for the report.
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PhilE
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Re: RPi 3 Model B+ - camera connector assembly error?

Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:52 am

Can you email a photo of the QR code sticker to [email protected]? Thank you.

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