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it just keeps resetting, turning off... *UPDATE*
#1
hey all, i'm sort of regretting purchasing this thing.

i guess my main problem is that with keyboard and mouse plugged in it just keeps rebooting and shutting off. i imagine this is power related? i am using a 2amp output adapter... and the thickest micro usb cable i could come up with.

also, i have to wonder. although ostensibly this product is presented as a tinkerers tool, it seems (in my pessimistic view) more like a glorified firestick or kodo box. maybe as the community grows it will seem more versatile? right now i am at a loss for what to do with it.

*UPDATE*

so i got a 3amp, 5volt pi adapter. booted it up and now nothing works! did i kill the hardware? kill the software?

the tinker board won't fit the pimoroni pbou case i bought.

why is this venture so ill-fated!?
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#2
(05-11-2017, 03:10 AM)inahd Wrote: hey all, i'm sort of regretting purchasing this thing.

i guess my main problem is that with keyboard and mouse plugged in it just keeps rebooting and shutting off. i imagine this is power related? i am using a 2amp output adapter... and the thickest micro usb cable i could come up with.

also, i have to wonder. although ostensibly this product is presented as a tinkerers tool, it seems (in my pessimistic view) more like a glorified firestick or kodo box. maybe as the community grows it will seem more versatile? right now i am at a loss for what to do with it. or kodo box. maybe as the community grows it will seem more versatile? right now i am at a loss for what to do with it.

Hi inahd,

Did you try to boot up system without your keyboard & mouse?
I have a experience about a keyboard, it sometime take too more power (1~3A). 
Not sure why, maybe is that keyboard have some damage? Because other same keyboard have not this issue.

So maybe can try without keyboard & mouse first, figure out is or not is power issue.
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#3
resetting is surely a power issue. Try a different walwart/brick. i think everyone here probably tried a psu that powered the rpi3 fine. Just needs a little more that 2amp i.e 2.4amp seems to be the sweet spot.
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#4
ok i guess i have to find a 2.5 amp charger, or a powered usb hub. it will boot without the peripherals, suprisingly fast even.
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#5
reinstalled TinkerOS.... all peripherals are dead.
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#6
did u get a 2.4amp charger ?
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#7
(05-12-2017, 07:02 AM)boudicca Wrote: did u get a 2.4amp charger ?

3.0, 5.1 v pi charger Sad
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#8
(05-11-2017, 06:48 AM)boudicca Wrote: resetting is surely a power issue. Try a different walwart/brick. i think everyone here probably tried a psu that powered the rpi3 fine. Just needs a little more that 2amp i.e 2.4amp seems to be the sweet spot.

Nope. Your all problem is called under-voltage or voltage drop. Higher amperage ratings are absolutely useless since you've to focus on the cable between PSU and your board. If you do a search on eg. Amazon for '20 awg micro usb' and choose such a short cable you can solve one problem (huge voltage drops) but you need a solder iron to fix the other problem (Micro USB rated for 1.8A max!).

TL;DR: Micro USB for such a powerful board is an insane design fail. ASUS engineers most probably knew, management didn't care.

Details: https://forum.armbian.com/index.php?/top...ment=31711
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