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camera killed my pi?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:08 pm
by daviddave
hi at Christmas i got a raspberry pi camera board today i plugged it in turned on my pi the act and power lights come on but no video is displayed i use noobs and noobs wont work reformatted my sd card and put raspbien on and still wont work camera and pi model b starter kit bought from cpc and wont work without the camera board my hub backfeeds someties. (want's to throw pi out of window)

Re: camera killed my pi?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:14 pm
by Nr90
Did the pi work before you connected the camera?

PS: Please try to use some periods in your posts.

Re: camera killed my pi?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:14 pm
by RaTTuS
1) learn punctuation
2) what PSU ?
3) what voltage measured TP1 TP2 ?
4) what happens when you remove the camera ?

Re: camera killed my pi?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:23 pm
by daviddave
yes it worked before and i cant measure the voltage , when I disconnect the camera, the act blinks irregularly as if it had loaded successfully. But no video but sd card looks ok as in it will read it will write pi looks ok no visible damage

Re: camera killed my pi?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:27 pm
by lazarus78
daviddave wrote:yes it worked before and i cant measure the voltage , when I disconnect the camera, the act blinks irregularly as if it had loaded successfully. But no video sd card looks ok as in it will read it will write pi looks ok no visible damage
I wonder what a good video SD card would even look like.

Re: camera killed my pi?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:29 pm
by Nr90
Have you tried reflashing the SD card?

Maybe it got corrupted after being short on power due to weak PSU and extra draw from the camera.

Re: camera killed my pi?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:42 pm
by daviddave
yes i have reflashed no luck

Re: camera killed my pi?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:38 am
by RaTTuS
if you are using a HDMI screen can you add
hdmi_force_hotplug=1
to /boot/config.txt
also try with
the latest raspbian [not noobs]

Re: camera killed my pi?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:51 am
by jamesh
I wouldn't expect the camera to break a Raspi, even if plugged in the wrong way round.

Remove the camera. Reflash the SD card, remove all USB peripherals. Turn on. What do the LED's do? (number flashes etc).

I see you cannot measure the voltages, so perhaps try a different power supply or USB power cable.

Re: camera killed my pi?

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:48 pm
by redbook1
I had the same problem, new pi fine although the original SD does not work and old pi does not work. With new SD