I have a Pi running a super-stock Raspian installed with NOOBS (If I remember correctly). Yesterday, it was working fine. I stopped using it for a bit to debug some other parts of the project this Pi is going in, and when I came back to it, it was off, and would not reboot despite all the jiggling with the power cable, letting it sit, etc. This morning, I tried a different cable after leaving it unplgged for more than 12 hrs, but still no booting, not even a flicker from the lights, although I did notice the main chip gets pretty hot pretty fast. Not hot enough to burn, but I didn't leave it plugged in to see how hot it would get. The power adapter I'm using has worked with a few different Pi's for around a year now. What could have caused this, and is my Pi shot?
Here's everything I've tried:
- New cable
- Letting it sit overnight
- Unplugging everything and trying to boot
- Computer USB port for power
- Checked SD card for corruption
- Checked voltage on 5v pins, it read 5.04v.
- Pulling the Pi off of its mount, just in case the screws were causing an issue somehow
EDIT: Here's what was plugged in:
- A 2A tablet charger with its original USB cable
- A USB keyboard, rated for 100 mA according to the label
- A monitor using a HDMI-DVI converter cable
- Two Arduinos via i2c, including ground wires
- 8GB SD card
Another edit: I noticed that the round thing by the USB plug (capacitor?) is a little wobbly if you bump it. Could it be broken? Thanks for the help!
EDIT 3: I tried something that I probably shoulden't have, and that nobody reading this later SHOULD EVER TRY, I put 5v from a super-regulated supply across the 5v rail, and the Pi didn't boot. This leads me to the conclusion that it is fried, because if it was just other parts of the power system, this would have bypassed that.
EDIT 4: Consulting the schematics for the Pi found here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Raspberry-Pi-R2.0-Schematics-Issue2.2_027.pdf I've found something else interesting. The red power LED (top middle, page 4) is attached to the 3.3v rail. Back on page 1, looking at the USB port to power rail, there isn't really anything that could break and cause this to happen, except the fuse, which I tested and has 0.0 ohms of resistance. The next thing I tested was resistance between TP1 and TP2, which I found to have infinite resistance, so no power system shorts. Moving on down the line, the next component that the LED's power goes through is RG2, the 3.3v regulator. Given the earlier measurement of 1.2v on the 3.3v rail, it is safe to assume that this regulator has gone bad for some reason. To further the point, the 2.5v and 1.8v regulators feed off of this regulator's output, so if RG2 goes bad, the processor won't work at all, as that's all the rails are used for.