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I asked +Simon Stuart​ “can you make your Raspberry Pi 2 devices crash by flash light?” he did: it fails!

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/09

Too bad: it is indeed possible to restart a Raspberry Pi 2 by using a high power flash.

It appears that U16, the SMPS chip, is the culprit.

Yes, bit of bluetac on that chip and it survives the flash

Source: Raspberry Pi • View topic – Why is the PI2 camera-shy ?

Simon Stuart checked it:

it’s true!

Put the high-power flash (which I believe uses a Xenon bulb) on my camera, and behold a shot to the top of the board does indeed crash it every time!

Never in a million years would I have thought such a thing were possible!

At first Simon could not reproduce it: you really need a high power flash.

I’m glad I didn’t order any Raspberry Pi 2 yet.

–jeroen

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