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by grrrrr
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi Power Problems - it may be the lead..
Replies: 0
Views: 521

Raspberry Pi Power Problems - it may be the lead..

Hi, I was totally gob-smacked to find out that some of the USB *leads* around with the correct connectors actually drop nearly 2v when used with a Pi. OK, they were very cheap direct imports - but they were quite short at only a metre. Simply swapping to a different (and actually almost twice the le...
by grrrrr
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: stupid question on power
Replies: 20
Views: 5685

Re: stupid question on power

USB ports that appear identical physically may easily not be identical when it comes to providing power. Some *will* provide the power that the Pi needs - some won't provide enough unless the Pi "asks for it" - which the Pi cannot do as its power socket isn't configured to do so. Hence the "sure to ...
by grrrrr
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SDCARD and Kobo as an image writer May not be a good idea!!
Replies: 0
Views: 633

SDCARD and Kobo as an image writer May not be a good idea!!

Ah, I thought, I have an SD card interface for my Windoze computer, in the shape of my Kobo bookreader. All appeared to work a treat - The image file wrote "successfully" to the SD card plugged into the Kobo, with the Kobo connected via USB to the PC. Wouldn't boot.. So tried a different card. Same ...
by grrrrr
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parcel force epic fail!
Replies: 29
Views: 7137

Re: Parcel force epic fail!

I usually just buy from someone else, if parcelfarce is going to be involved. Your (and my) Pi is probably sat in vans at the depot for this prolonged period. Hopefully we won't have a repeat of the last time this happened to me - realising that the vans must be full, some local crims broke into the...

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