As I recently bought the Picam, I tried capturing an image with :

raspistill -v -o file.jpg

But I got this error :

"No data received from sensor. Check all connections, including the Sunny one on the camera board"

I already tried disconnecting Flex cables, Sunny connector and plugging them back, updating my system, rebooting...

But I still get the same error...

What should I do to fix it ? Do you think my camera module is probably broken ?

  • I've seen these error messages quite a few times here. First of all, see if any of these search results or these answer your question. – jDo Apr 11 '16 at 13:58
  • Does the LED on the camera light up when plugged in? – Darth Vader Apr 14 '16 at 7:20
  • Yes, the Red Led lights on, so there IS actually a hardware contact. – Ramanewbie Apr 14 '16 at 19:48

Have you made sure that your ribbon cable on the PI is connected in the right direction? And by that I mean, did you look at the CSI connector and make sure you're matching the pins up with the contacts on the ribbon? I only say this because when I first bought mine I was not completely sure which way it was supposed to go. lol

If they are indeed inserted correctly I would bet that the camera is broken... But that's just my two cents

  • I guess I plugged all correctly. Would it harm if I try the other way ? – Ramanewbie Apr 13 '16 at 10:43
  • I do not believe it would harm anything. – Myg0t Apr 13 '16 at 15:07

This happened to me and I had to buy a new module since I couldn't find any solution to fix it. Turns out the camera is a delicate module so it breaks easily.

  • Indeed, I was aware of that, but I was very careful, so I think I got it already broken... -_- – Ramanewbie Apr 14 '16 at 19:47

Run

sudo raspi-config 

in terminal to enable the camera and then try again.

  • You probably mean "raspi-config" ? I already enabled it, that's not the source of the problem. – Ramanewbie Apr 12 '16 at 11:24

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