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Power on pi and cpu heats up very fast

When I power up pi cpu heats up to 40-50 c and red, green leds are on, tried to use other sd cards but nothing, last what i did tried to connect gpio pins with ide cable.
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Booting Up a Headless Raspberry Pi using Mac OS X

I bought the Raspberry Pi Model B (Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit off Amazon) thinking this would be my first and final purchase for a while, but have been unsuccessful in getting the computer ...
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Where to get / how to build a 50" / 1.25 m. long GPIO cable

I want to connect my 433.92MHZ transmitter to my Pi. The problem is, it's 50" away from my pi, and the only cables I can find online are 20 cm (8") long cables. I've thought about creating the cable ...
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How to add a usb slave port to a raspberry pi

Is there a way, with a small board add-on, a simple cable incorporating some specialized chip, to add a usb slave port to a RPi, to let it be used as a device ?
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How to connect mhz transmitter arduino

How am i supposed to connect a transmitter to my raspberry pi "pins"? I have bought a transmitter online But i have to wait about 10-15 days before its delivered, so i want to make sure that thats ...
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My Raspberry Pi is turning off after about 3 minutes. Any ideas?

I've tried using different cables, different cards, power supplies, different HDMI cables even ... but my Raspberry Pi just shuts down after about 2~3 minutes. I tried with different power supplys ...
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Raspberry (HDMI) to monitor(VGA) Does a cable work?

Now I have seen some HDMI to VGA Cables, but on some forums people say it wont work. I have a monitor with just VGA output and I want to connect my Raspberry Pi to it. Will a HDMI to VGA cable work? ...
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Random GPIO values when ribbon cable is connected

I've installed the GPIO python library to read/write to GPIO pins. To get the state of the pins I'm using "gpio readall" which displays a table with all the pins from the RPI and I can see which pin ...
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Console cable to iPhone / iPad

Is it possible to connect my iOS devices to RPi using console cable? For example, I want to access my RPi on the go without internet connection and I don't want to carry my laptop with me (to use the ...
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Female Breadboard Jumper Cables

Can I use the inexpensive female/male or female/female breadboard jumper cables to temporarily wire sensors to the GPIO pins? ...
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Do I need to use a ribbon cable for GPIO?

I haven't gotten my R-Pi yet, otherwise I would've just tried it, but do I need a ribbon cable to use GPIO or can I just connect a bunch of wires from the pins to a solder-less breadboard?
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How can I use an iMac as an external display?

I have to admit, the research that I've done suggests that it is not possible to do this (and that it is more complicated than originally thought). The Raspberry Pi outputs HDMI, and iMacs (at least ...
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Can I use PATA cables for GPIO?

Raspberry's GPIO connector looks very similar to the old Parallel-ATA connectors. I do have several spare floppy/hdd PATA ribbon cables. Can I use these cables for GPIO? I know that GPIO has 26 pins, ...
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What kind of HDMI cable do I need?

What kind of HDMI cable do I need if I want to connect my Raspberry PI to a full HD ( 1920 x 1080 ) TV (which has HDMI input)? According to the Wikipedia, there are 5 types of HDMI connectors: A, B, ...