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Model "B+" Raspberry Pi



Just "Out of the Box"

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First Tests

Quick test of NOOBS 1.3.9

(As reported in the forum at http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=81847&p=579568#p579568)

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Samsung micro-SDHC card (re-)formatted with GParted, the NOOBS lite zip file (1.3.9) was downloaded and unzipped directly to said card in an external USB micro-USB card reader/writer. When the Pi was first booted intially all seemed O.K., but subsequently an error occurred whilst Raspbian was being downloaded & installed (as shown above). Powering down and then re-powering the Pi led to a successful install on the second attempt suggesting that the error was due to a "network glitch".

Hacking an old 3.5" HDD cable to make a 40-pin to 26-pin cable

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Longest part of the original cable sliced away from the second connector to leave behind a 40w-to-40w short cable then ...

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... the sliced end slit and split to clamp on a 26w IDC connector, finally ...

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... the excess "14w" ribbon was sliced away from the 40w connector.

Testing the above cable

An existing "breakout board assembly" was used to form a basic test of the Pi's serial connection.

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Now Mounted ...

... in a Pibow Coupé case.

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Second Test of NOOBS 1.3.9 (Composite Video)

... Composite Video via an old, JVC/Sony camcorder cable 1

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NB:Although now using a wired keyboard, as in a previous test of NOOBS 1.3.2,
there was some delay before a keypress of '3' (PAL) was detected

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NB: Red cable plugged into Yellow socket and vice-versa

Third Test of NOOBS 1.3.9 (VGA)

(Using this HDMI to VGA converter and a new micro-SDHC card (Q))

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NB:uSDHC card has not been re-formatted by GParted
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NB:Whilst the same mini-keyboard and Dual-output PSU is used as
before, the HDMI to VGA converter can now be powered via the "B+".
Also note that a Right-angled HDMI adapter was needed to give
clearance from the micro-USB power plug.

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Updating an old Raspbian Image for use on the B+

(uSDHC card +adapter initially in raspigrey with an Asix-based USB to LAN Adapter)

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Situation before running sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade

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Result of running sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade

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Now running sudo rpi-update

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Result of running sudo rpi-update

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uSDHC card only moved into B+ (Hostname does not change but IP address does)

Fresh Creation & Install of a current Raspbian Image

(Composite Video, via an old, JVC/Sony camcorder cable 1)

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  1. FX Factory TR9202 Dual Charger

  2. Previously used camcorder video cable

  3. Wireless Mini-keyboard and associated "dongle"

  4. WiFi "nano-dongle"

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  1. Red and Yellow plugs swapped (1 2)


2018-06-16 20:26