Circuit swords not booting

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Circuit swords not booting

Post by petergil » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:02 pm

I received two circuit swords in October 2018 and (finally) got around to putting them together. However, I've run into some issues.

Everything in the 'Set Up' guide on github seems to work (except the battery part, as I haven't received them yet..), up until the step where you are supposed to boot into the testing mode. On both boards I get just a grey screen with an arrow on it, like in this post: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=6768

I have tried two different sd cards, two different usb-c chargers, and tried both compute modules in both circuit sword boards with no luck for any combination.

It seems unlikely to me that both boards / compute modules are broken so maybe I'm doing something wrong? Or maybe it's not possible to run the boards without a battery connected?

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Re: Circuit swords not booting

Post by kite » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:07 am

Which software image have you put on the SDs? Do you have the link to the one used? The arrow is just a protective sticker on the LCD.
Could you let me know the version printed on the main board?

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Re: Circuit swords not booting

Post by petergil » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:57 am

I put the image in the file Circuit-Sword-Software-v1.3.2.zip found at https://github.com/kiteretro/Circuit-Sw ... v1.3.2.zip.

The unzipped file is named rpi-4.4-rpi2_rpi3-wifi_CSO_CM3_20190131-213239.img with an md5sum of ff72ef7d95d29fe476fb96782cd3d23a

The version on the main board is 1.3A.

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Re: Circuit swords not booting

Post by kite » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:30 am

Could you show a picture of how it is all connected up?

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Re: Circuit swords not booting

Post by petergil » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:05 am

This is how one of them looks:
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The other one is the same.

I notice that the pgood LED blinks a bit when it first gets power but then it turns off.

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Re: Circuit swords not booting

Post by kite » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:19 am

Hm everything looks fine.. do you have another SD to try? Also if you put the imaged SD into your PC again, does a 56MB drive appear? And if you opened up the drive are there a bunch of files with one of them being "config-cs.txt" ?

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Re: Circuit swords not booting

Post by petergil » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:55 am

kite wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:19 am
Hm everything looks fine.. do you have another SD to try?
Yes, I tried it with the same image with the card that you can just see in the top of the picture.
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Also if you put the imaged SD into your PC again, does a 56MB drive appear? And if you opened up the drive are there a bunch of files with one of them being "config-cs.txt" ?
Yes, that part seems correct.

Just for fun I then tried to put the sd card (with the circuit sword image on it) into a regular raspberry pi and as far as I can tell from the logs it booted, got an ip address, and then resized the / partition to fill up the rest of the SD card. So the sd card seems fine.

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Re: Circuit swords not booting

Post by kite » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:43 am

Ok thanks for answering all my questions! I just wanted to be sure of some common things before going through the returns process! :) Could you please send me an email to kite@kiteretro.com and I will let you know the returns process and I'll get both those boards fixed up for you.

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