I saw your message that you already tried reconnecting it, but just replying to this to answer your question.retrodans wrote:Sorry no, I hadn't played with the sunny cable. Just both ends of the main cable. At a glance the sunny one looks fine, would it be obvious if disconnected (ie. Just hanging)?
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There are no differences in the new boards compared with older ones. Also no issue with older model Raspi - I use a very early Raspi and it works fine. Almost certainly a static discharge issue - I blew up one by being careless.emos wrote:It looks like the new boards have this issue or maybe it is early model rasp pi's that have the issue. I got one 2 days ago and it is locking with the led light on when I run raspistill. It cannot capture. Looks like I will return it.
I tried the disconnect sunny ribbon approach and that did not work either.
That's quite interesting...certainly food for thought. Please pass on the results!JonesThePi wrote:Don't know if this helps but I had exactly this problem with a new camera board delivered early this week. I initially set up the camera on a model B running a much tinkered with SD card. Ensured everything was updated as recommended but the camera would lock with the led light on when I ran raspistill.
I then installed the camera on a model A with an SD card that was rebuilt a month or so ago to run as an Open Energy Monitor base station. The camera worked fine...
...since then I have built a SD card from scratch for the model B, re-installed the camera and everything now works as expected.
So far I have only enabled SSH on the new model B build without experiencing any camera issue. I have a sneaking suspicion that when I start to add some of the packages I was using for programming things like the GertBoard the camera may suddenly stop working, i.e. software conflicts or configuration may be part of this issue.
I will post again if I find something that breaks my camera setup...
Hmm. If you believe it's a software problem, have you tried a new SD with with a new image on it? A fresh install works fine for me. No locks/hangs.JAMOV13 wrote:Reading these posts it seems that other Pi users have exactly the same issue has I do
It's super frustrating.
My Pi has clean power, all the hardware is setup well etc etc. The issue is software I believe.
To say it freezes might not be so accurate.. hangs is a better term, as the green (ok) light does actually flash ever so occasionally. The hang state seems to be linked to the running of the camera module in that each time the camera runs it has the potential to hang and become unresponsive.
Hang state will occur the first run (most cases) or later attempts (its never finished three runs) of my python script or when I run straight from the command line. When it does complete the images are great. It just usually doesn't complete
Was there any solution to the issue for this post?
Can you run in -v mode and see if it dies in the same place each time - and tell me what its saying when it does die?RobinC wrote:Same issue here. If I run "raspivid -t 120000" it seems to run fine and display to screen. If I run "raspivid -d -t 120000" for demo mode, it runs about 20 seconds and then the camera locks up with the red led on. Reboot to fix.
TBH, you definition of many may differ. We've had less than 5 reports like this out of over 10k sold....blerry wrote:Same issue here it hangs when closing down checked everything.
It seems many people have this problem is there no solution at all ?