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I have a Raspberry Pi Zero with the latest Raspbian operating system (2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch-lite.img). Attached I have a raspberry pi camera that is not working as it is supposed to be. My setup looks like the image at the bottom of this question.

The issue is that I do not see this device ind the dev directory. I would expect to find something like /dev/video0 but that does not appear. I have tried several instructions. I tried this question on this site but that solution did not work for me. I get this output:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ fswebcam -r 640x480 --no-banner image3.jpg
--- Opening /dev/video0...
stat: No such file or directory

I have enabled the camera in sudo raspi-config and restartet several times.

I have executed the command sudo modprobe bcm2835_v4l2 but that did not generate any output whatsoever.

I have executed sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get upgrade to have all the latest packages installed.

Both items are new. I bought them two weeks ago. To be even more precise this is the Raspberry Pi kit and this is the camera.

I am running out of ideas on what else to try. Any help is highly appreciated. My own research on this topic did not help me so far.

UPDATE:

Running the command from the first comment produces this error:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ raspistill -o cam.jpg
mmal: Cannot read camera info, keeping the defaults for OV5647
mmal: mmal_vc_component_create: failed to create component 'vc.ril.camera' (1:ENOMEM)
mmal: mmal_component_create_core: could not create component 'vc.ril.camera' (1)
mmal: Failed to create camera component
mmal: main: Failed to create camera component
mmal: Camera is not detected. Please check carefully the camera module is installed correctly

I think I installed it correctly, as shown in the image below. The two modules on the side do light up so they should be powered.

My camera setup

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    Have you tried the basic installation instructions? Before testing additional software just use raspistill -o cam.jpg to test. I don't know why you would run sudo modprobe bcm2835_v4l2 unless that is part of the fswebcam install? – dbmitch Jun 14 '18 at 1:18
  • See updated question. I did run modprobe because that was one of the suggested solutions I found during my research. However, that did not work for me – JRsz Jun 14 '18 at 1:23
  • From troubleshooting basics .."Is the Camera Module connector, between the smaller black Camera Module itself and the PCB, firmly attached? Sometimes this connection can come loose during transit or when putting the Camera Module in a case. Using a fingernail, flip up the connector on the PCB, then reconnect it with gentle pressure. It engages with a very slight click. Don't force it; if it doesn't engage, it's probably slightly misaligned." – dbmitch Jun 14 '18 at 1:41
  • Error : ENOMEM. The Camera Module is not starting up. Check all connections again. – dbmitch Jun 14 '18 at 1:44
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    That actually fixed the issue. I attached the modules to the other side and switched the screws :) If you want you can put this up as an answer and I will accept it of course because it fixed my issue. Thank you so much! – JRsz Jun 14 '18 at 2:12
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From the troubleshooting section on the Pi Site for the Camera

Error : ENOMEM. The Camera Module is not starting up. Check all connections again

From troubleshooting basics ..

"Is the Camera Module connector, between the smaller black Camera Module itself and the PCB, firmly attached? Sometimes this connection can come loose during transit or when putting the Camera Module in a case. Using a fingernail, flip up the connector on the PCB, then reconnect it with gentle pressure. It engages with a very slight click. Don't force it; if it doesn't engage, it's probably slightly misaligned."

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Probably a bit late, but i had the same issue and it was impossible to find information, maybe this i'll help someone. My Camera is almost exactly like the one in the photo, and it doesn't have a "sunny" connector. What fixed it for me was just unscrewing it completely, pressing lightly on the sides of the sensor module, and reattaching everything, except with the LED modules on the front, instead of on the back.

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