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by drgeoff
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power over Ethernet and Fan
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Power over Ethernet and Fan

The function of the PoE header pins is to take 48 volts from the ethernet cable and pass it to the DC-DC converter on the PoE HAT. There is no connection between those header pins and anything on the RPi board except the ethernet socket. No power that is input to the RPi via the micro-USB socket or ...
by drgeoff
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Re: RPI 4B not booting
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: RPI 4B not booting

What HDMI -> Display port adapter are you using? It needs to be an ‘active’ one - a simple cable will not work. I would check that the Pi is working correctly by plugging it into something like a TV HDMI port as that is almost certain to work if the Pi is working. If that works then you know your c...
by drgeoff
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Display not displaying my raspberry PI
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Display not displaying my raspberry PI

What model of RPi? What OS and version?
by drgeoff
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Blown is there any USB output on GP10.
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: USB Blown is there any USB output on GP10.

auDioonly wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:55 am
What I wondered was is there any way to access the USB output from the GP10 header.
No.
by drgeoff
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Re: RPI 4B not booting
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: RPI 4B not booting

The specs of the Samsung monitor linked to say it has HDMI and Mini-DisplayPort. Why use a MINI-DP to HDMI converter?
by drgeoff
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Android on Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 750

Re: Android on Pi

@procount what package are you talking about, I don't have any package. I just have an apk file that I want to use. My iptv box when I install the apk file it shows an icon for services for my iptv on my iptv box and I'm curious if I could install that same apk file on whatever operating system I u...
by drgeoff
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 4 has stopped booting, red light constantly on
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: RPi 4 has stopped booting, red light constantly on

srb007 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:05 am
Mine is a headless setup, since I dont have a mini HDMI connector.
If you ever decide to connect a display to a RPi4B, ensure you get a cable or adaptor with a micro-HDMI plug.
by drgeoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RP4 USB Battery Power - E Marked Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: RP4 USB Battery Power - E Marked Issue

I'd suggest any powerbank of your required capacity and 2.1 Amp output capability that does NOT support USB-C PD. And use a USB to USB-C cable that is not E-marked. 2.1 Amps should be enough for a RPi4B and light current USB peripherals.
by drgeoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SCART RGB output to old TV set
Replies: 23
Views: 385

Re: SCART RGB output to old TV set

You could try the really simple method. Connect both HYSNC and VSYNC of the adaptor to pin 20 of the SCART.
by drgeoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SCART RGB output to old TV set
Replies: 23
Views: 385

Re: SCART RGB output to old TV set

Yes, you need between 1 and 3 volts on pin 16 to tell the TV to use the RGB inputs instead of composite from 20.
by drgeoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't access Pi over WAN
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Can't access Pi over WAN

I would defer meddling with Apache until you have remote ssh working.
by drgeoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: No signal to Pi 3+ with TV aerial splitter but ok with aerial cable direct?
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: No signal to Pi 3+ with TV aerial splitter but ok with aerial cable direct?

With the 3 resistor type splitters all 3 ports are exactly the same. The lower loss type using RF transformer do have a specific input port.
by drgeoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: No signal to Pi 3+ with TV aerial splitter but ok with aerial cable direct?
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: No signal to Pi 3+ with TV aerial splitter but ok with aerial cable direct?

Can we have a close-up picture of the splitter that shows what is written on the label?
by drgeoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 22
Views: 464

Re: Soldering

Many years ago in my job I used solderable enamel wire - a reddy-pink colour - for thousands of connections on prototype circuits, burning off the enamel in solder on the iron tip. More recently I heard that the fumes from that are carcinogenic and such work should be done in the proper environment.
by drgeoff
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Android on Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 750

Re: Android on Pi

Dude905 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:13 pm
B.Goode wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:30 pm
The tasks you seek to do can be done with Raspbian.
Hi.... I'm assuming you meant it can not be done with Raspbian?
No, B.Goode meant what he wrote. Your "web browsing the internet and playing movie videos" can be done with Raspbian.
by drgeoff
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: gpio button works on pi3 but not pi4... but LEDs on pi4 works?.....
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: can't get super simple gpio button tutorial to work

I'm also curious about the push buttons and how they might be placed wrong. I was under the impression that there's no particular orientation other than making sure the claws point up/down along the rows and that pressing the button connects all 4 legs together. You are under the wrong impression. ...
by drgeoff
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SCART RGB output to old TV set
Replies: 23
Views: 385

Re: SCART RGB output to old TV set

Your VGA to SCART cable is merely a cable and your PAL TV will only accept TV format signals ie horizontal frequency of around 15625 Hz. Your setup will only work if the HDMI to VGA converter can be made to output such a horizontal rate. VGA of 640 by 480 by 60Hz progressive has about twice that hor...
by drgeoff
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can´t access through SSH or HDMI
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Can´t access through SSH or HDMI

The "smart-control login" means this is not a virgin Raspbian installation?
by drgeoff
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: can I create my own PI card?
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: can I create my own PI card?

Use a compiled language instead of Java and Python.
by drgeoff
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: dd: /dev/disk2: Permission denied
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: dd: /dev/disk2: Permission denied

Try formatting the card in a digital camera.
by drgeoff
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Power Circuit in Pi Zero vs Pi Zero W
Replies: 23
Views: 515

Re: The Power Circuit in Pi Zero vs Pi Zero W

Hi laurent Thank you for your answer. Both boards work on 5v, Do you know what is the required Current in the Zero vs the Zero W? And also, do you know how much Current each of them can provide to a USB Device that is connected to the Host port? (is there maybe a datasheet for each Raspberry Pi?) T...
by drgeoff
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Did I kill my brand new Pi 3+ B? Can it be fixed?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Did I kill my brand new Pi 3+ B? Can it be fixed?

Diver433 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Can it be repaired?,
In theory yes. In practice no. You cannot do it yourself and assuming you could find someone who can source the PMIC and is able and willing to replace it, the total cost of part, transport and labour will exceed that of a new RPi3B+.
by drgeoff
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New router/VDSL provider - no internet via Pis
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: New router/VDSL provider - no internet via Pis

Thanks Andyroo As they all have static IP addresses I have altered one of them to the router's Ip. 192.168.1.1. No change! The Pi will ping to the IP address 192.168.1.1 but not to 8.8.8.8 which is mentioned in the comments in the /etc/dhcpcd.conf but maybe just as an example. In the /etc/dhcpcd.co...
by drgeoff
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI 4 USB-C supply
Replies: 37
Views: 1265

Re: RPI 4 USB-C supply

Sure, if a 5V 'charger' doesn't regulate to 5V at advertised max. load then it is out of spec. I disagree. If the charger supplied with a device has adequate performance to charge the device's battery then it is not out of spec. That it might have "5V xA" on the label does not necessarily mean it i...

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