- May 23, 2018 at 5:56 am #7310
Currently I have 3 Raspberry Pi 3 with PiScreen each. I’m facing an issue on Raspberry Pi 3 (problem also confirmed on Raspberry Pi 2).
The Raspberry Pi won’t boot when the PiScreen is connected to. If it is on, when we reboot it by console, also doesn’t come back.
Sometimes I have to unplug and plug the power connector 10 times until it work. I don’t face this issue when the display is unattached.
I’ve tried different power supplies. Currently I use a 5V 2amp.May 23, 2018 at 11:47 am #7312
Do you have the same problem with all three PiScreens?
Can you send attached a photo of how you have them connected?May 25, 2018 at 11:23 pm #7328
Do you have the same problem with all three PiScreens? Yes, with all PiScreens and also with all Raspberry Pi.
Can you send attached a photo of how you have them connected? I’m sending them. Please note that in these photos the power cable is soldered directly to the pi, but all my tests have been done isolation it, using the normal pi’s power connector (micro USB).
Attachments:May 26, 2018 at 12:30 am #7331
If you have only the PiScreen connected and no other hardware…does it work using the normal USB power?
And when it “doesn’t boot” does the red Pi power light come on? is there anything on the TFT of PiScreen?
One of those images shows the PiScreen working.. how did you get it working?May 26, 2018 at 3:54 am #7332
If you have only the PiScreen connected and no other hardware…does it work using the normal USB power? It doesn’t. The problem persists.
And when it “doesn’t boot” does the red Pi power light come on? is there anything on the TFT of PiScreen? Yes, the red light come on, but the green doesn’t. The TFT still always off.
One of those images shows the PiScreen working.. how did you get it working? Actually we’ve 3 devices working, but if I reboot it does not come back. If it is off, when I power on, it hardly work at the first attempt. I have to keep plugging and unpluggin the power connector many times, of course waiting for some seconds betweens these attempts to see if it is ok. Normally I try about 7 or 10 times until it boot normally.May 27, 2018 at 6:04 pm #7338
I am at a loss as to why they are not working. we have solder over 2,000 Piscreens and I have never seen this issue before.
And we do test every PiScreen, this is why I am surprised you have a problem with all three.
What happens if you disable the PiScreen driver? E.g. remove or comment out
dtoverlay=piscreen2rin /boot/config.txt.. Does the Pi boot while the PiScreen is still connected?
Do you have any other hardware or software using GPIOs on the Pi? The image below shows the pins used by PiScreen2July 3, 2018 at 2:25 am #7443Matty LadaParticipant
Hi….Have you been holding the silver capacitor next to the power connector when plugging / unplugging? This is sensitive and can easily break according to general Pi troubleshooting page but easily replaceable.Have you tried a different charger?Have you unplugged everything then left it for a few hours?
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