No Red Light On Pi Camera - Solved

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  1. cez

    cez Well-Known Member

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    I have read through the threads I could find regarding the issue and double-checked the cables are seated correctly and the right way round.

    Blue txt side facing towards the ethernet/usb port on the Pi and blue txt side facing upper most, the same side as the lense on the camera.

    I've not had the cables reversed at any point so I've not fried the camera. The cable on the Pi end is in the correct connector (between the hdmi and composite video/audio output) unlike similar problems I've read about on the forum.

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    Ive enabled the camera in Putty and in octoprint i have no option to start or stop video stream as shown in the
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    Ive even swapped the long cable over for the shorter one to see if its that which is faulty, and still no red light on the camera. In control mode I just get a broken link symbol where the picture should be.

    My camera is Rev 1.3 and the pi is a 3 Model B....can anyone help :/
     
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  2. Dr Jeep

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    Can you photograph both ends of the cable please (sorry I know that's a pain on the Pi side) somehow on mine the text ended up on the opposite side to the instructions, the thing to pay attention to is the side that exposes the conductor and how it fits in the connectors.

    Are you familiar with using cmd line/ssh and do you have putty installed (or you are using a mac) if so we can talk you though a few diagnostic steps to check the camera.
     
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  3. cez

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    Ok ill take some pictures, give me a moment. Im not familiar with cmd line/ssh but im a quick learner! and yes i have putty installed. PC not Mac
     
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    That's the right way round on the Pi, can't remember which way round on the camera side...are the exposed contacts on the cable the same side as the contacts if you look inside the connector ?
     
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    For tests, can you check a few things

    Using putty connect to the address of your octopi (the same address you connect to, to get to the web ui)
    Log in unless you have changed it is

    username pi
    password raspberry

    Once in try the following

    sudo raspi-config

    Check in the menu that camera is enabled and correct and save changes and reboot if not

    If that doesn't work

    Stop the octoprint service with

    sudo service octoprint stop

    Tell us what output you get if you run the commands below

    raspistill -o cam.jpg

    ls -l *jpg
     
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  7. cez

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    Yes they are, ill try your putty commands now and see what it says. Thanks for helping, I'm very grateful
     
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  8. cez

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  9. Dr Jeep

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    hmm ok ENOMEM means the the device isn't present. One final thing you can check is that there is a tiny tiny connector on the camera module itself between the board and the lens, is that seated correctly ?
     
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    You sir are a legend :) I wish I could buy you a pint ;)
     
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  11. Stian Indal Haugseth

    Stian Indal Haugseth Well-Known Member

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  12. cez

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    Yes thanks to help :) and ive changed the resolution to 1280 x 720 looks pretty sweet now
     
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