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Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:09 pm
by The Monkey
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.

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:36 am
by ghans
How much millamperes is your power supply rated for ? 700 mA ? 1200 mA ? 2000 mA (2.0 A) ?

ghans

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:50 am
by ElEscalador
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.

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:20 pm
by The Monkey
I will check my power supply because I use the same one for both.

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:25 pm
by The Monkey
I checked my power and it is 2.5A

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:29 pm
by DougieLawson
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.

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:37 pm
by The Monkey
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.

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:44 pm
by The Monkey
Would it work if I were to overclock the pi if another power supply did not work.

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:31 pm
by The Monkey
So I tried a 1A apple charger still did not work

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:44 pm
by The Monkey
WILL SOMEONE HELP ME

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:22 pm
by Burngate
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?

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:48 pm
by The Monkey
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?

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:08 pm
by jamesh
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.

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:18 pm
by The Monkey
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.

Re: Camera Crashing Pi(s)

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:14 pm
by The Monkey
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.