I'd like to say I've very impressed with my 2 pi's I've purchased over the time these have become
available. One is in my wife's car for navit navigation and ODB diagnostics:
The other is in a cloud replicator in a storm case:
So it went without saying that the next project would be powered by a pi. I received my new revision pi from element14 in super fast time like usual, but on boot up it would lock up. Thinking that it was my SD card, I tried a couple of different ones, but after about 2 minutes it would fail to just the PWR light and nothing else. A close examination of the board found that 3 pins where not even soldered, but only holding on with a bit of force from the rest of their mates doing the hard work. A quick shot with the rework gun and some extra flux seated them happily home:
Now it runs perfectly, but it does make me wonder when it now proudly states that it's:
Please tell me this is a one off on a DOA. I love what the pi is, and don't want to see it end up as a typical made in china item that can't be used for more than 2 days without failure?!