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 ?


3 Answers 3


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
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 10:43
  • I do not believe it would harm anything.
    – Myg0t
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 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
    Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 19:47


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
    Commented Apr 12, 2016 at 11:24

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