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Overheating Pi
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Overheating Pi

by jayface85 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:53 pm

I recieved the raspberry pi starter kit from adafruit for Christmas and i just cracked open the pack and started to play around with it.

It is overheating whenever i have the case on and I was wondering if this is normal. It shuts down within 1-5 minutes when the case is on and even shuts down randomly when it is out in he open air. Is something wrong with it?
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Re: Overheating Pi

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:44 pm

Any particular component that is getting especially hot?
Check your power supply. Make sure that it the voltage is not dropping too much under load.

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Re: Overheating Pi

by jayface85 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:52 pm

No its not, I'm using the power supply from the raspberry kit from adafruit. Its mA rating is far above what the pi should require, and I checked with a multi-meter, the voltage is solid. Besides that it turns off with much greater speed with the case on than when it is off so I know it over heating. After several reboots I added a heatsink with thermal paste to the processor and it didnt help at all.
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Re: Overheating Pi

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:44 pm

OK then. Contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread and they will arrange for a replacement.

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