FollowingGhosts
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Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 9:55 am

Was in the wrong forum, deleted my old thread and moved here..
Just got my very own Pi, and I had everything all ready to rock and roll, but I seem to have come to a bit of a stumbling block, firstly, my Pi seems very different from all the ones on the sites, so I just had to really guess where all the ports were.
So, I hooked it all up anyway, and I even got a green LED on, but apart from that, nothing seems to be happening, all that's happening is I'm getting hungrier and hungrier.
Have I just plugged in something the wrong way round or is this a bigger issue?
I've embedded a photo of my setup to make sure it's all plugged in ok. I've also tried a different imaged SD card and I know the 1A psu is fine...
Any help is appreciated.
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piglet
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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 10:32 am

I think I can see the problem. You appear to have inserted your SD card the wrong way round.

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scep
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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 10:35 am

This appears to be an Apple product and we are therefore unable to offer any support.

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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 10:44 am

scep wrote:This appears to be an Apple product and we are therefore unable to offer any support.
But the shady bloke behind the Co-Op said it was the real deal...A

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nick.mccloud
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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 10:55 am

You don't appear to of plugged it in to a power supply - no wonder nothing is happening.

And to quote a movie "We'll just tell your mother that... we ate it all."

FollowingGhosts
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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 11:00 am

No, but when I plugged the USB PSU in, there was a sizzling sound and a bang, then the trip switch went...shoddy engineering of a £1 PSU >.>

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carl_retrotext
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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 1:27 pm

I would get on to the supplier and do your crust, they will then get their just desserts.

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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 1:31 pm

Maybe you should ask the manufacturer what temperature the reflow oven was set for.

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Golem
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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 2:37 pm

Did you buy this on eBay?
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
- LDV

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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 2:51 pm

Try cutting it into slices and checking for segmentation errors.

FollowingGhosts
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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 4:06 pm

Golem wrote:Did you buy this on eBay?
It was in the reduced section at the Co-op, pleasant surprise really...

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Re: Pi dead as a doornail

Thu May 17, 2012 4:35 pm

Ravenous wrote:Try cutting it into slices and checking for segmentation errors.
Genius :lol:


Edited to add - and OP - Genius also. :geek:

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