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by OttovanZanten
Sun May 17, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RP2 problems, please help !
Replies: 9
Views: 2577

Re: RP2 problems, please help !

I'm not sure what you are trying to say. But I asked that question because he said 'A fair number of us chewed through these issue three years ago' so I was just wondering if he knew where to find a topic from back then where adapters were discussed. Right now it's really hard to find some good info...
by OttovanZanten
Sun May 17, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RP2 problems, please help !
Replies: 9
Views: 2577

Re: RP2 problems, please help !

i replaced the cable and so far so good. restarted/rebooted a few times and no problems so far. Dont have another 2a charger. How did you know? (If this was the problem and i will not return. 1000000000000x thanks. Been strugling with it for many, many hours. There are a great many microUSB cables ...
by OttovanZanten
Fri May 08, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 2 reboots under load and is generally really unstable
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Pi 2 reboots under load and is generally really unstable

What kind of PSU's are you using?
by OttovanZanten
Tue May 05, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

Massi, if you would have actually read what I posted you would have known that I clearly stated that I'm fine with how it works here It's just that I thought it would work differently I didn't try to complain about how it works here I didn't claim that this form of tech support is inadequate I didn'...
by OttovanZanten
Tue May 05, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

If your questions are so complex that no one's asking it could be either: A) Too long. B) So advanced that no one here has any idea what you're talking about (customer support wouldn't bee that effective here anyways) C) you're asking too much. We won't do your project for you. I may have missed so...
by OttovanZanten
Tue May 05, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

Actually, I don't think that is the case for everything. Consumer electronic, probably, although even that can be a struggle. But for most other things, it's very difficult to talk to a human. Even more rare to talk to a human that actually knows what they are talking about. But that's neither here...
by OttovanZanten
Tue May 05, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A few RPI2 problems.
Replies: 48
Views: 3207

Re: A few RPI2 problems.

start again from scratch just install raspbian - not noobs have a keyboard and screen plugged in power the RPI up and see what happens what lights up and is displayed on the screen I never use Noobs. I rarely use a Mouse or Keyboard (if I do they are simple and use usb cables, nothing fancy) Only H...
by OttovanZanten
Tue May 05, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

And the RaspberryPi with http://raspberrypi.org works exactly like that. You're getting free support from here. I'm not denying you guys are trying to help me. But usually if you go to nameonthebox.com you get to speak to nameonthebox-staff. Here you depend on the customers instead of the company. ...
by OttovanZanten
Tue May 05, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

After days of waiting and recieving little helpful info (half of people who posted hadn't actually read my topic) I've turned to the Dutch nerd community @ tweakers.net and I got a buttload of replies within the first 2 hours. So I'm probably just gonna ask them next time. It's just so much easier t...
by OttovanZanten
Tue May 05, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

If I buy a PC that says MEDION on the box. I go to medion.com and fill in a contact form and get free technical support. Yea I know, the RPI does not follow standard PC industry way of doing stuff and it's a foundation etcetera, you made your point earlier. Also I'm not saying that I'm right and how...
by OttovanZanten
Tue May 05, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

This is not about how I want it to be, it's about how I assumed it would be based on any other company I've ever dealt with. I just posted that if that's not how this Foundation works that's cool too, I just wanted to know, not whine. And since it was nearly impossible to get an answer in my other t...
by OttovanZanten
Mon May 04, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

That's sounds quite impressive. I just assumed there might be an official channel where you could ask technical questions or about hardware or sd card compatibility or other specific stuff. I know that it's a foundation so it works differently and the community is gathering and collecting a lot of i...
by OttovanZanten
Mon May 04, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NAS copy and paste
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: NAS copy and paste

Not sure if it's the best solution for your specific needs, but when I need to transfer files I enable SSH and install WinSCP. Quite easy to use.
by OttovanZanten
Mon May 04, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I am thinking about buying a "Raspberry kit".
Replies: 88
Views: 6061

Re: I am thinking about buying a "Raspberry kit".

Ubuntu will make the process much easier than Windows. +1 By an order of magnitude in my opinion. On windows all you have to do is open W32DI, open the Raspbian IMG file and click write. Done. I find it hard to imagine that it can be easier then with Windows. Especially after looking at some page-l...
by OttovanZanten
Mon May 04, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backing up SD card
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Backing up SD card

How large does your image get? I think raspbian img is about 900 megs, but after installing it I had 300 megs left on my 4 GB SD card. So if your image ends up being well over 4 GB that seems about right. It's just not as well compressed as the 900mb raspbian image. My solution... I just have a shor...
by OttovanZanten
Sun May 03, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi2 Can't BOOT! ACT flashes 8 times!
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Pi2 Can't BOOT! ACT flashes 8 times!

Do you have the option to test the same cards in a different Pi 2? It's possible that the SD card reader isn't functioning. It's also possible that the SD cards are not supported. Some work and some don't. You can google what cards are supported. There are also fake cards, so I wouldn't get my cards...
by OttovanZanten
Sun May 03, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A few RPI2 problems.
Replies: 48
Views: 3207

Re: A few RPI2 problems.

Sadly they don't sell the official adapter in the Netherlands -,-
There are other USB chargers with cable attached, but there's no way to tell which one is good.
The only charger that I know is popular among dutch Pi users is the Velleman I've already bought 2 of.
by OttovanZanten
Sun May 03, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A few RPI2 problems.
Replies: 48
Views: 3207

Re: A few RPI2 problems.

That's what I thought. That's why I replaced the cable first. But then I got the power squares and identical problems, even though the cable was of higher quality. Other Pi users have no problem with this cable. Then I replaced the adapter for an identical one (works for lots of other Pi users just ...
by OttovanZanten
Sat May 02, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A few RPI2 problems.
Replies: 48
Views: 3207

Re: A few RPI2 problems.

I can't test how much volt it gets while powering on, because I only have 2 hands and nobody around to help me, but when it's booted it's getting a constant 5.02 - 5.03 volts. Edit: I managed to power it on while keeping the multi-meter on pin 4 and 6 and I did get 4.49 volts before it went to 5.02 ...
by OttovanZanten
Sat May 02, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A few RPI2 problems.
Replies: 48
Views: 3207

Re: A few RPI2 problems.

No I didn't. What made you think that? It was put on wrong in the factory. No I didn't try that. But I did do readouts of my previous Pi (and current adapter+cable) yesterday which proved that the power supply was adequate. At first it seemed like a power problem so I replaced the charger with an id...
by OttovanZanten
Sat May 02, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A few RPI2 problems.
Replies: 48
Views: 3207

Re: A few RPI2 problems.

The case wás distorting the SD card when I had the old Pi in there because the SD reader wasn't put on straight Now this is not the case. What do you mean with 'there is evidence'? On what did you base this suspicion? I understand you didn't read the entire topic, but if you had you would have known...
by OttovanZanten
Sat May 02, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A few RPI2 problems.
Replies: 48
Views: 3207

Re: A few RPI2 problems.

I've inserted a brand new SD card in my brand new Pi with a brand new download of the Raspbian build. I used my new (2nd) adapter and the fourth cable I tried which is one of few that didn't give me low-voltage notifications in my previous overly-sensitive Pi. So everything has been changed. Still i...
by OttovanZanten
Fri May 01, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

Around here those prices wouldn't be very low. Every nerd here fixes PC's as a little side job, so it's usually easy to find somebody who works for 15 euro's for the first hour and 10 euro's for every consecutive hour. This is sadly also the rate people expect me to work for xD But it still beats wo...
by OttovanZanten
Fri May 01, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

Yea I tried to make sure it's actually a faulty Pi before sending it back, but I guess that's all there's left to do right now.
It's prob cheaper for the RPi Foundation to throw it away then to spend more then 20 minutes troubleshooting.
by OttovanZanten
Fri May 01, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 42
Views: 4578

Re: Customer Support

I've read every post I made thoroughly and I couldn't find what offends you so much. I got a form of autism and when I go into a forum I always tend to piss of British people. I don't know if it's my autism or a cultural thing, but again I did not mean to offend you. Oh yeah I made a mistake there. ...

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