MintyPi V3 doesn't start up (flickering white screen)

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MintyPi V3 doesn't start up (flickering white screen)

Post by Kharmeleon » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:10 pm

My Mintypi won't start with or without a battery. When i try to boot it up the screen gets white and flickers and it will turn off after a few seconds. I tested all the pads for continuity and soldered them thrice just on purpose. The battery i use is from a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with 1500 mAh and was fully charged before. The upper board and the screen works fine when i plug the power cord directly to the Pi Zero. Don't know what's wrong.. :|

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Re: MintyPi V3 doesn't start up (flickering white screen)

Post by Kharmeleon » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:05 pm

Is there really no one willing to help or suggest anything? :cry:

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Re: MintyPi V3 doesn't start up (flickering white screen)

Post by Kharmeleon » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:52 am

Kind of funny as i'm replying to myself.. The MintyPi behaves the same when i remove the battery. On the charging board there is the right voltage on every spot to measure (3,7V/5V). There is continuity between the upper and the lower board. No one's got any idea about this? Don't wanna dump that whole thing as it would be a big waste of money.

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Re: MintyPi V3 doesn't start up (flickering white screen)

Post by Spyder » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:47 am

Forums are kind of low. You have a better shot on Discord.

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Re: MintyPi V3 doesn't start up (flickering white screen)

Post by Kharmeleon » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:52 pm

Not cool. Ok, but thanks for your advice buddy.

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Re: MintyPi V3 doesn't start up (flickering white screen)

Post by Helder » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:26 pm

Have you check the actual voltage on the battery itself? what is the voltage also have you tested continuity to the neighboring GPIO of each GPIO? to be sure there is nothing touching under the Pi. Also when did you get this kit? is it using one of the older fixed Power Boards?
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