User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:09 pm

So I own 2 Raspberry Pis. I also own a camera module. The Pis are a B+ and a 3. In both of them the camera turns off the pi. When the pi is off and I put the camera in it won't turn on. I have turned on the camera in raspi-config on BOTH. And nope did not work. I have installed raspbian in 2 different ways. NOOBS and burning a disk image on to a micro SD car (both use that kind). More than once I've installed it. And yes I have upgraded it. So someone please help me.

ghans
Posts: 7878
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:30 pm
Location: Germany

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:36 am

How much millamperes is your power supply rated for ? 700 mA ? 1200 mA ? 2000 mA (2.0 A) ?

ghans
• Don't like the board ? Missing features ? Change to the prosilver theme ! You can find it in your settings.
• Don't like to search the forum BEFORE posting 'cos it's useless ? Try googling : yoursearchtermshere site:raspberrypi.org

ElEscalador
Posts: 684
Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:55 pm
Location: Detroit, MI USA
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:50 am

Yes...Power supply suspect. I have a Pi that works fine but intermittently goes down when running the camera. It's just enough to push the gas station car charger I'm using over it's limit.
My Autonomous Robot Project and a few of my other projects below.

https://lloydbrombach.wordpress.com/

User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:20 pm

I will check my power supply because I use the same one for both.

User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:25 pm

I checked my power and it is 2.5A

User avatar
DougieLawson
Posts: 36541
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:19 pm
Location: Basingstoke, UK
Contact: Website Twitter

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:29 pm

The Monkey wrote:I checked my power and it is 2.5A
Or it claims to be 2.5A. The claim and reality may not match under load.
Note: Having anything humorous in your signature is completely banned on this forum. Wear a tin-foil hat and you'll get a ban.

Any DMs sent on Twitter will be answered next month.

This is a doctor free zone.

User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:37 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
The Monkey wrote:I checked my power and it is 2.5A
Or it claims to be 2.5A. The claim and reality may not match under load.
Probably, it is CanaKit if you know anything about that. I'll try another power supply i have.

User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:44 pm

Would it work if I were to overclock the pi if another power supply did not work.

User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:31 pm

So I tried a 1A apple charger still did not work

User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:44 pm

WILL SOMEONE HELP ME

User avatar
Burngate
Posts: 6091
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:34 pm
Location: Berkshire UK Tralfamadore
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:22 pm

Answered in the order they're asked:
If it's a power problem, overclocking won't help
A 1A supply is probably not good enough
I'd love to help, but I've not come up with many useful ideas!

My one thought is that the camera might be faulty, and taking too much current.
Checking that might be difficult, though, but perhaps you could approach this from a different angle.
Have you got any power-hungry USB devices that you could plug in, without connecting the camera, just to see what happens to the Pi?

User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:48 pm

Burngate wrote:Answered in the order they're asked:
If it's a power problem, overclocking won't help
A 1A supply is probably not good enough
I'd love to help, but I've not come up with many useful ideas!

My one thought is that the camera might be faulty, and taking too much current.
Checking that might be difficult, though, but perhaps you could approach this from a different angle.
Have you got any power-hungry USB devices that you could plug in, without connecting the camera, just to see what happens to the Pi?
Would like an apple device work?

jamesh
Raspberry Pi Engineer & Forum Moderator
Raspberry Pi Engineer & Forum Moderator
Posts: 24129
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:41 pm

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:08 pm

I would expect the Pi to start up even with a on the edge power supply, since the camera does not take power until turned on - you woudl expect the Pi to drop out at that point.

My suspicion is a broken camera, assuming the cable and connections are correct.
Principal Software Engineer at Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd.
Contrary to popular belief, humorous signatures are allowed. Here's an example...
“I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.” – Steven Wright

User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:18 pm

jamesh wrote:I would expect the Pi to start up even with a on the edge power supply, since the camera does not take power until turned on - you woudl expect the Pi to drop out at that point.

My suspicion is a broken camera, assuming the cable and connections are correct.
I will buy a new raspberry pi camera I might buy 3'rd party because this was the direct 1st version. Because I don't entirely want to spend $30 when I can spend $15.

User avatar
The Monkey
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:14 pm

The Monkey wrote:
jamesh wrote:I would expect the Pi to start up even with a on the edge power supply, since the camera does not take power until turned on - you woudl expect the Pi to drop out at that point.

My suspicion is a broken camera, assuming the cable and connections are correct.
I will buy a new raspberry pi camera I might buy 3'rd party because this was the direct 1st version. Because I don't entirely want to spend $30 when I can spend $15.
Well I won't be able to buy one for a while.

Return to “Camera board”