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  Reply # 703009 18-Oct-2012 15:15 Send private message

SumnerBoy: Bugger! Just had confirmation the unit being shipped from the UK will be the 512MB version. Guess I have two of these little beauties now. Looks like Trademe will be getting some more fees off me...


Use one for a media centre  with xbmc (we loaded it up here at work and it looks pretty good!) and the other one to play with. :-)  




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  Reply # 703462 19-Oct-2012 12:15 Send private message

Received my 2 Rasberry Pi's today. Ordered yesterday. Came from Australia. Very impressive service from element 14!

now to put XBMC on this. bought a Sandisk 8GB Class 4 SD card from PbTech. they ran out of Apacer 8GB Class 10 at my branch :-(




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  Reply # 703470 19-Oct-2012 12:28 Send private message

I ordered one from Element14 yesterday as well so i am hoping to see mine today when i get home from work. i assume everyone that has got them the next day are based in Auckland so i figure i might get mine tomorrow as i am at the "right end of the country" in Invercargill.

I agree their service is awesome 

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  Reply # 703479 19-Oct-2012 12:35 Send private message

Am in Dunedin and ordered mine 6.58pm on the 16th and got it yesterday i just havent found the time to play with it maybe tomorrow

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  Reply # 703485 19-Oct-2012 12:38 Send private message

ferg_nz: I ordered one from Element14 yesterday as well so i am hoping to see mine today when i get home from work. i assume everyone that has got them the next day are based in Auckland so i figure i might get mine tomorrow as i am at the "right end of the country" in Invercargill.

I agree their service is awesome 


I am in Hamilton and still got it the next day. Cool






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  Reply # 703498 19-Oct-2012 13:24 Send private message

I sold one of my Model B boards. 

They seem to be fussy about the sdcard or power. Both of us can get both boards going with the same (single) config at work....but neither of us can get either board going at home with different power and PC screen. 

At least we know they both work....

The red LED comes on and the green LED flashes once when it attempts to talk to the SDCard...and that's it. 

But at work they both boot up and load with no issues. 

"Further investigation required". 

I'm using an HTC Sensation phone charger for power. It's rated at 5v and 1amp...which should be more than enough for the 5V /  (max) 700ma the R-PI requires.





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  Reply # 703507 19-Oct-2012 13:46 Send private message

I've had some trouble with mine as well. I forgot to pick it up off my desk last night at work so didn't have it at home to play with. I did however copy the PIAF PBX I wanted to try to the SD card and tried it earlier today at work.

When it boots up it comes with with "Trouble waiting for hardware interrupt cmd13". A few posts seem to suggest this is a card issue, but I have also noticed the LG power supply I had at work is only 4.8V 1A rather than 5V.



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  Reply # 703511 19-Oct-2012 14:01 Send private message

sbiddle: I've had some trouble with mine as well. I forgot to pick it up off my desk last night at work so didn't have it at home to play with. I did however copy the PIAF PBX I wanted to try to the SD card and tried it earlier today at work.

When it boots up it comes with with "Trouble waiting for hardware interrupt cmd13". A few posts seem to suggest this is a card issue, but I have also noticed the LG power supply I had at work is only 4.8V 1A rather than 5V.


I tried the LG 4.8v power supply first...then read the FAQ and changed to the HTC power supply. Faith-based assumption about 5V. 

I'll try some of the other 5V chargers I have....and different cables, too. One never knows how many of the pins are connected. 




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  Reply # 703896 20-Oct-2012 08:37 Send private message

Mine did arrive on friday a day after i ordered it from element14. Great service now to have a play over the weekend and get xbmc running smoothly 



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  Reply # 703909 20-Oct-2012 08:48 Send private message

I ordered mine late Tuesday night and got mine Thursday, I'm using a iPad power supply for mine and its working a treat. Now I just need to pickup a Bluetooth keyboard, and another HDMI cable.

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  Reply # 703958 20-Oct-2012 10:49 Send private message

I am using a kindle micro USB cable and plugged it into my Samsung 2011 model plasma's USB port. Everytime, TV turns ON, it boots up the Rasberry Pi as well without any issues. Also my TV remote works fine controlling XBMC menus via HDMI-CEC. noticed that HD files sometimes take few seconds before they show up on the TV. I suspect this is a SMB issue so will switch NAS to NFS for better performance.




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  Reply # 703980 20-Oct-2012 12:33 Send private message

Did I read correctly that some people have spare units? Especially of the 512mb variety?
I would be more than happy to take one off your hands instead of going through the "hassle" of 
putting it on trademe!

If you are in CHCH I will pick up otherwise will pay for courier if the price is reasonable.

I have been spending too much on gadgets lately so don't want to order one myself but if 
I am doing someone a favour by buying their excess then I somehow see that as being all right.

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  Reply # 704123 20-Oct-2012 20:22 Send private message

reven: i can recommend a apacer 8gb class 10 sd card.  ive got 2 of these and they work fine with my pis.


I purchased one of these but keep getting an error on boot. I actually found another 8GB Toshiba Class 4 SDHC card here at home and that works fine.



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  Reply # 704126 20-Oct-2012 20:27 Send private message

sbiddle:
reven: i can recommend a apacer 8gb class 10 sd card.  ive got 2 of these and they work fine with my pis.


I purchased one of these but keep getting an error on boot. I actually found another 8GB Toshiba Class 4 SDHC card here at home and that works fine.


If Class 4 works fine, I might try one of those. 






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  Reply # 704152 20-Oct-2012 21:22 Send private message

not sure what to say, ive got 2 and they work fine in 3 different pis.

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