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Is my pi DOA?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:41 am

Here is a picture of my pluggin my pi in for the first time. I wrote the Weezy OS to the SD card, using win32 image writer, plugged it into my monitor via HDMI, and plugged my cellphone charger in.

At first the green ok light flashed a little. Then it stopped. Power stayed on though.

The SD card is your standard blue 8gb sandisk card.

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Re: Is my pi DOA?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:56 am

Not much info provided...

Did you try to reseat the SDcard?
Are you connected to an HDMI monitor or are you using a DVI cable?
What is the PSU rated at?

While plugged in, the On light will remain on.
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Re: Is my pi DOA?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:29 am

I suspect the card image or power supply.
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Re: Is my pi DOA?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:52 am

Check power between test points TP1 and TP2.
If that is 5v try to use another type of SD-card.
Kingston, for example.
Kingston 8 and 16 Gb class 10 works ok.
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Re: Is my pi DOA?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:53 am

Did you have an Ethernet cable pugged in? If not, then the Red power LED is the only one that will stay lit. The OK LED is really mis-labelled - on the new rev 2 boards it has now been marked as the Activty LED as it only flashes while the SD card is being accessed.

It sounds as if your Pi may be working perfectly, just not outputting a video signal appropriate to your monitor? You might want to look at the thread on sorting out HDMI related issues at ... spberry_Pi. Alternatively try with the HDMI plugged into a HD TV.

It might be useful if you provided more info on the charger so we can check its power rating, and also on the monitor so anyone else with the same one can provide input.

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Re: Is my pi DOA?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:55 am
it may be that it has not detcted your monitor
what made model is it,
is the hdmi cable good?
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