I recently purchased a new 3B+ board and although the board board itself is working fine, I can't get the PiNoir camera to work. The camera works fine on an another 3B board. I tried several tricks on software level (raspi-config, v4l2 driver,...) and checked several times that the hardware connection is correct.

What triggered me is that I switched the orientation of the ribbon cable on purpose and this resulted in a short-circuit / faulty voltages. This surprised me, as the connector is apparently connecting only one side of the ribbon.

I then compared my board with official pictures. It looks like my board has the camera and display connectors soldered the wrong way around.

Are the camera and display connectors soldered the wrong way around, or do I simply have connectors with an alternative mechanical design?

My raspi 3B+: My raspi 3B+

Official image from the raspi foundation: Official image from the raspi foundation

  • mine looks a little different to the official - but wow! that is ODD (I'm sure they'd still work though) - what is the output of grep Revision /proc/cpuinfo – Jaromanda X Sep 4 '18 at 8:41
  • I've just looked at all 8 of my Pi's - (models 1b/2b/3b/3b+) and the orientation of the plastic in those headers all look more like the official pic than yours. That's so weird! (yes, I have 8 pi's ... I have a problem :p, or an octo-pi) – Jaromanda X Sep 4 '18 at 8:48
  • @JaromandaX : the output of grep Revision /proc/cpuinfo is Revision : a020d3. – KooDooMoo Sep 4 '18 at 18:21
  • Ok. So there isn't a new revision – Jaromanda X Sep 4 '18 at 21:30
  • I wonder if you reported this to the Foundation and got any feedback that would make a good answer here? – Ghanima Oct 15 '18 at 20:39

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