Here is the situation:

  • Board purchased about year ago. Bluetooth/ Wifi worked flawlessly initially.
  • Stopped working in a few weeks but no hardware/software changes were made.
  • Several different distros were tried including Raspbian and Retropie.
  • I spent several hours trying solutions from the various forums to no avail.

Anyone have anymore suggestions I should try before shipping this back to the manufacturer? (I'm not sure what exactly I tried before but if you can propose a solution I could tell you if I've tried it before) Thanks in advance :)

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    Have you updated, upgraded, and update the rpi firmware with raspbian? I would also suggest that you ensure you have a power supply with atleast 1amp output. I would coach you to use 2 amp power supply, as I have had issues running wifi and bluetooth with lower powered supplies. – Brett Reinhard Jan 23 '17 at 20:07
  • See here for a similar issue. The board was defective (although it seems it never worked properly) raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/59278/… – Mike Jan 24 '17 at 10:19
  • try the method described on raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/50967/… will allow you to debug the connection. – fcm Mar 2 '17 at 3:54

From what you describe, it can be a power supply issue, or a defective Pi. I would try a different power supply before sending it back. I only got mine to work well with an iPad charger, otherwise Bluetooth and Wifi wouldn't work.

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  • I'm 98% sure it's not a power issue. I'm using a 2.4A Wall Wart of very decent quality. – Pankaja Withanachchi Feb 6 '17 at 22:01
  • The USB cable may be the "power supply problem" too. I have lots of cheap trashy cables using too thin wires, so having a noticeable resistance, not being able to "feed" a PI even if the power supply is 5.2V@/10A. Meanwhile I always put the cables in question 1st. – user13700 Dec 11 '17 at 7:38

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