NoProblem
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New Camera Module - Disappointment

Thu May 23, 2013 3:06 am

I got my camera module 3 days now and still not working

Did sudo apt-get update
Did sudo apt-get upgrade
Enabled camera via raspi-config

Running 3.6.11+ armv61
Model b rev2

Getting error message from teminal when i run raspivid t 9999

mmal: mmal_vc_component_create: failed to create component 'vc.ril.camera' (1:ENOMEM)
mmal: mmal_component_create_core: could not create component 'vc.ril.camera' (1)
mmal: Failed to create camera component
mmal: main: Failed to create camera component
mmal: Camera is not detected. Please check carefully the camera module is installed correctly

Also noticed that if I boot the pi without the an SD card the LED stays on the the camera, once I insert the SD card and boot the pi LED on the camera goes on and then off

I have checked the cable and all if fine.

Also did futher test

Checked voltage
From TP2 to camera module C1 and C11 and C12 and C13 and getting 3.3v

Please help me as I am lost as what next to do . I was told Rma is 2 month wait but I don't think anything is wrong with the camera module

erikcf
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Re: New Camera Module - Disappointment

Thu May 23, 2013 4:51 am

Mine had initially worked, but suddenly had this problem sometime the next day when I tried to use it again. It gave this exact error message and the LED would briefly turn on when first booting and the first time attempting to use the camera after booting up.

I had tried reseating either end of the ribbon cable multiple times with no success, but later found out that the rectangular yellow thing on the camera board is attached to the connector for plugging the camera into the camera board itself. I had tried pushing on this before to make sure it was in, but actually unplugging that and plugging it back in is what made it work again.

I suspect it may have come loose when I accidentally dropped it a couple inches face down onto the table while still plugged into my Raspberry Pi board, likely making it hit that connector at an angle. I had been seeing some banding from the camera afterward and it eventually just stopped working and started giving that message. Besides making the camera work again, reseating that connector appears to have fixed the banding issue as well.

pezhardie
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Re: New Camera Module - Disappointment

Thu May 21, 2015 10:46 am

Ok, I had a similar issue to NoProblem.
But
The camera LED stays on when I try and boot with noSD card. never turns off.

I have 2 X Pi A+ V1.1 and 2 Picameras

The fault follows the Raspberry Pi not the camera. so is there anything on the board I can reset?

I have checked and swaped the camera ribbon and proved it works on the good Pi.

Can anyone shed some light on this fault?

Cheers

Pezhardie.

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Re: New Camera Module - Disappointment

Thu May 21, 2015 11:24 am

pezhardie wrote:Ok, I had a similar issue to NoProblem.
But
The camera LED stays on when I try and boot with noSD card. never turns off.

I have 2 X Pi A+ V1.1 and 2 Picameras

The fault follows the Raspberry Pi not the camera. so is there anything on the board I can reset?

I have checked and swaped the camera ribbon and proved it works on the good Pi.

Can anyone shed some light on this fault?

Cheers

Pezhardie.
That sounds like a defective CSI port on the Pi board itself.
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Re: New Camera Module - Disappointment

Thu May 21, 2015 11:26 am

pezhardie wrote:Ok, I had a similar issue to NoProblem.
But
The camera LED stays on when I try and boot with noSD card. never turns off.

I have 2 X Pi A+ V1.1 and 2 Picameras

The fault follows the Raspberry Pi not the camera. so is there anything on the board I can reset?

I have checked and swaped the camera ribbon and proved it works on the good Pi.

Can anyone shed some light on this fault?

Cheers

Pezhardie.
Hi and welcome to the forum.
Sounds like you've done everything you can and proved that it's one of your Pi's that's at fault.
The pi will not 'boot' without a valid SD cad being fitted, so I'm not sure of the relevance of that test, it doesn't prove anything.
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pezhardie
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Re: New Camera Module - Disappointment

Thu May 21, 2015 11:29 am

It did work once and I got RPi_Cam_Web_Interface running and streaming over my network.
next day no good.

should I return it as faulty?

Any other checks i can do with the Dud Pi board?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: New Camera Module - Disappointment

Thu May 21, 2015 3:52 pm

If you had a marginal solder joint on one or more pins of the camera connector on the Pi board, any handling of that connector and/or attached flex (especially connect/disconnect) might cause a fault.
Such a thing is possible and it happened to me: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=109153

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