Orange Pi PC Not Booting? You Are Not Alone…

Orange Pi PC development board launched at the end of August, and quickly went viral thanks to low $15 price tag. The company, Shenzhen Xunlong Software,  is fairly small, with just over 10 employees, so when they started getting several thousands customers in a short time, they may have been overwhelmed, and this likely resulted in delays with regards to shipping, and acceptance into Orange Pi forums. Several people have now received their boards, and while many found it to work fine, I’ve been informed several people apparently got a non booting device.

Orange_Pi_PCPeople on Youtube and Orange Pi Forums also complained about a booting issue until Ethernet lights up, or Ethernet not working, while other reports Linux is working, but not Android. Unless there was a bad batch during manufacturing, it’s hopefully mostly a firmware issue. The person who reports Ethernet not working, first used the images from Orange Pi download, but later found out the “Loboris images”, which I tried on Orange Pi 2 mini with Debian 8, are just working fine. So it may pay off using these first to check the issue is not firmware related, and connecting a USB to TTL debug board would also be useful to debug any problem. I’d also recommend not validating the reception of the board on Aliexpress until you’ve confirmed it works. If you’ve already received an Orange Pi PC, it might be interesting to report if you had any luck or bad luck with your Orange Pi PC in the comments section.

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EKrava
EKrava
6 years ago

Wrong image used?
i had same trouble, but download image for orange pi not for orange pi pc, from here http://www.orangepi.org/downloadresources/
1st section named OrangePI
latest download section named OrangePI PC
images from 1st section is not booted, images from last section boot correctly

Dave Ingram
Dave Ingram
6 years ago

I’ve tried multiple SD cards and multiple images, including the loboris images. No dice. The red LED lights up, both ethernet jack lights light up, but there’s no activity. No video signal on HDMI, no ethernet packets come out from a tcpdump capture on the other end.

It just appears to be dead. Has anyone successfully hooked up a serial monitor and seen anything?

LinAdmin
LinAdmin
6 years ago

I have ordered 2 of these and within the promised 15 days did not get the postal tracking number, so I am pretty sure that it has not been shipped.

I also wonder why the aliexpress page does not show any feedback from units which have been ordered months ago!

Imho this stinks.

gicho
gicho
6 years ago

I received mine several weeks ago, Linux boots fine but I had no success with Android. I used Loboris images but in all cases the board just blinks at power on. I tried different power sources so it was not a power issue.

Jkx
Jkx
6 years ago

I get two board that’s boot fine.

But, I run into issue w/ the H3 temperature. At max speed, max load, I get 75° even w/ a heatsink.. The H3 disable the core due to cpu temp.

stickman
stickman
6 years ago

Android images need to be written with a special software made by allwinner called PhoenixCard.

bin files need to be burn in startup mode, otherwise only the ethernet light will work but the board won’t boot.

Anders
Anders
6 years ago

Mine boot Debian jessie xfce correctly. Need to copy the correct script.bin to get Ethernet working. The uImage was the correct one allready.
Only one USB port working. The bottom one of the pair.

paul
paul
6 years ago

I was reading the post and realised the H3 chip set was used, yeah i have had problems with my H3 tv box, especially booting, ive got to unplugs and retry a f times before all is even ok yet android image is not stable. I think, yet don’t know why, they rushed the soc to market. With the A31/33/80 soc all winner was doing well.

@cnx any way to subscribe to posts ive replied to?

Abdullbasit
Abdullbasit
6 years ago

@EKrava
Why didn’t you leave a feedback on the item in aliexpress? I thought that none had received OPi PC so i was a little hesitated to order one because i ordered OPi mini in 1st June and didn’t receive it yet

kk
kk
6 years ago

Hi, my board arrived about a week ago, it’s quality is ok. After a bit of reading on the forums, I decided to use loboris Debian images (dd them to sdcard), and these require copying correct script-bin* to script-bin and uImage too. The newer kernel, modules and script images were uploaded later in another file, and it’s just matter of copying them to boot partition of sd card, and to /lib/modules. After that it booted correctly with ethernet and all 4 usb ports working. Be careful that sunxi-linux which is used, doesn’t have many of the modules and firmware files… Read more »

Christopher biggs
6 years ago

My boards give blank screen when using a HDMI-to-DVI cable with a DVI-only monitor. It was only when I tested on my TV that I confirmed the boards worked. If you are having video problems, confirm the board is booting using the serial console (115200bps).

Anyone gotten DVI working?

Exaga
6 years ago

I’ve read that the Orange Pi and Banana Pi (Allwinner A20 SoC) are binary compatible.

Jon Smirl
6 years ago

@Christopher biggs DVI may not be working because the images are built so that they are fixed at 720P or 1080P. If the DVI monitor doesn’t support one of those two modes the display won’t come on. For example no 4:3 ratio monitor is going to support 720P or 1080P. You have to go into the source code and expand the number of monitor configurations supported. You can use the command line with the DVI monitor plugged into to dump the EDID. EDID is what the monitor sends to tell what modes it supports. I think you can also build… Read more »

John C
John C
6 years ago

When I got mine (2 weeks ago), I thought it was defective, no video, and having already a Raspi 2 and a Banana PI I know what to expect … so I thought. But it is just the horribly bad Linux distro they offer and ghastly bad default device boot-up setup. The Orange Pi PC with the standard distro or no SD card does not(!) work at all on most 1080p monitors. Neither my TV not my “emergency” 1080p monitor would show a picture via HDMI. Red LED on, both NIC LEDs on. So I thought, well that is toast.… Read more »

Mark Birss
Mark Birss
6 years ago

The two $15 boards I received both of them only 1 USB port is working and the one cannot keep the sd card in the slot.

hp
hp
6 years ago

I’ve received my Orange Pi pc last friday, tried Ubuntu and raspbian images, the Ubuntu booted one time, but screen was not responsive to keyboard. al other attempts failed sofar

Raspbian didn’t boot at all.( Raspbian img used from the Orange Pi)

John C
John C
6 years ago

@John C

@Mark Birss
Now that I see it mentioned, I too have only one USB port working, I thought it may be a config issue but looks like not.
SD card sits snug though … so far …

John C
John C
6 years ago

@hp

@Dave Ingram
Hooked up a serial monitor as last ditch effort and saw the thing boot fine.
After lots of head scratching I found the Orange PI PC in my router’s DHCP table, SSHed, in and it worked fine via SSH.
Then found http://www.orangepi.org/orangepibbsen/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=342
You have to follow the description to the letter. Used the mini image, copied the matching files as directed after imaging the SD card. Boots 100% fine. Never more glad to have that $2 USB to TTL adapter, would have written that Orange PI PC off.

Mark Birss
Mark Birss
6 years ago

@John C

Hi, the 1 USB port issue is fixed with replacing the uImage (kernel) after wrinting the sd card from http://www.orangepi.org/orangepibbsen/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=342, (script_kernel.tar.gz) i used uImage_OPI_2 (rename to uImage) and one of the OPI-PC script files (rename to script.bin)

Tetsuo
Tetsuo
6 years ago

Hi I’m Tetsuo and I’d like to share my Orange Pi experience. I was wildly enthusiastic about the idea of an Android/Linux RasPi clone for US$15+. I went straight to AliExpress and ordered 2 of them. I also ordered 2 of the full house SATA,WiFi etc boards. If you are considering doing the same, please be aware of the following. The money was withdrawn from my account the next day – US$106 07-09-2015 TETSUO : I sent a msg asking when the order would be shipped. I was going away for a week on 27-09-2015 and wanted to make sure… Read more »

Jon Smirl
6 years ago

@Tetsuo Orange Pi never had your money, it was Aliexpress who charged you immediately and who has always had your money. Aliexpress does not give Orange Pi your money until the signed receipt comes back from the delivery. Aliexpress is a giant company (Alibaba) so your money was never really at risk. You got the refund from Aliexpress, because that is who had your money, not Orange Pi. Aliexpress gives blackmarks to Orange Pi over every refund request. They may also charge Orange Pi a small fee. That is why they tried to delay your refund. If you get too… Read more »

abbyboy
abbyboy
6 years ago

@Tetsuo
I can sell you one with casebox and Android or Ubuntu loaded. You can add me as friend with Skype. My skype name is Preastchan. I am from China. The board you ordered sold out. But I bought five pieces, and I can sell two of them with a few bucks higher than the market price.

abbyboy
abbyboy
6 years ago

The Android firmware works well with Kodi or MXplayer. I can play HD videos and movies. I modified the firmware to make it more useful. Now I can use a USB wifi dongle without the ethernet cable to play online videos. But the Debian and Ubuntu is crappy when play videos, I guess the GPU driver or Mali is not working a.t.m..

John C
John C
6 years ago

@Mark Birss
Thanks! I did all that a few weeks ago to get the OPI working at all, but he/they must have fixed that issue in the uimage in the meantime.
With the uimage (uImage_OPI_2) in the latest scriptbin_kernel_test.tar.gz from Oct 4 all three USB ports work now.
The script.bin was identical, so no change there.
Thanks for reminding me to test with a newer uimage. 🙂

JacquesN
JacquesN
6 years ago

@Dave Ingram
i use the debian8 jessie download. Monitored the boot process with minicom : 115200; 8n1; hardware flowctl off.
Waiting for HDMI2VGA converter i only could use the TV for a HDMI connection. The boot porcess is also displayed.
I use the CVBS (composite with a converter at the moment.) The power switch doesn’t do anything. That is as far as i am now.
Hope this is of use to someone

JacquesN
JacquesN
6 years ago

@LinAdmin
When i got afraid for my order I send a messge the reply was something like we do what we can at production. It will be shipped.
The plus was shipped the very last day of the aliexpress shipping period. The OPi PC followed the same procedure.
So we’re too many orddering ;))

Rad
Rad
6 years ago

Hi!
I’ve tested Kodi in Android, it runs well, 1080p videos playback is smooth, IPTV via onboard ethernet has good perfomance too. It seems to be possible to build cheap mediacenter with this board, but there is one issue: I can’t make work HDMI-CEC to control the board with my tv remote.
Option “Easylink” in my tv is activated, but Kodi doesn’t recieve remote commands.
Has anybody ideas about HDMI-CEC?

I Cole
I Cole
6 years ago

I received a Orange PI PC a couple of days ago and it doesn’t work at all. The leds on the network connector light up but there are no other signs of life. I’ve seen reference to a red led power indicator and if there is one mine doesn’t light up. In hopes it might not have a power indicator have tried two different images I downloaded from the referenced site and they don’t do anything. Think mine is DOA. Received a camera with it and it has a cable and a board that it appears to attach thru even… Read more »

Joscor
Joscor
6 years ago

Can anyone upload the Android image for Orange PI PC to google drive?

Tom
Tom
6 years ago

Can not understand the complains over Orange Pi PC, i ordered 3 units, they arrived in a flash within 12!! days.
Very happy with the 15$ pieces, have the amazing Zidoo x1 FW on one of it..great deal.
But be aware of almost all of the linux FWs..they are heavily badly coded…
Try openelec modified from Alexiis…great great great…

I cole
I cole
6 years ago

How does one get ‘authorized’ to view and post on the orange pi area? I registered and then get a message that I need to wait for approval before I can do anything. It’s been over 24 hours and still not approved. I’d like to get the information on how to change the video mode but can’t get to the referenced article. Don’t understand having to go through the ‘approval’ process. Don’t remember having to wait for the Raspberry PI stuff.

LinAdmin
LinAdmin
6 years ago

Tom : Can not understand the complains over Orange Pi PC, i ordered 3 units, they arrived in a flash within 12!! days. You somehow must be a very lucky guy. I ordered two and the deadline at Alixpress exhausted before they were shipped. It looks like the Aliexpress shop then automatically cancels the order?? I also noticed that until recently the thousands of sales had not yet resulted in any feedback entries. Now there are 16 (selected?) feedback entries and the big rest seems to have disappeared. Imho this does not look like a small company being surprised, but… Read more »

Dale Humphrey
Dale Humphrey
6 years ago

BILLIONS more units would have sold. If they accepted paypal or american express. I needed 3 sbc, couldnt order one when they 1st came available so got an rpi2 from mcm, tried to order another about 2 weeks later, still no luck so i ordered a 2nd rpi from geerbest, Last week another payday and still no practical way to order it from home, so I got an x105 exp card for the pi, 1 more sbc to order, if they dont change there payment system… Any one know of a simple and easy way to order one of these… Read more »

LinAdmin
LinAdmin
6 years ago

@Dale Humphrey
Be happy you could not order because you most probably would not have received it.

There had been thousands of pending feedbacks, which over night disappeared and now there are only very few mostly positive feedbacks…

LinAdmin
LinAdmin
6 years ago

cnxsoft :
@LinAdmin
I could not see any complaints about people being scammed

Well, my understanding of the legal situation is such that making a binding offer in a shop, taking orders and money with the promise to deliver within 15 days – and then not fulfilling it’s obligations is illegal. Even if the money is later refunded, the offering company has not fulfilled it’s legal obligation, and that is why I maintain that it is a scam.

Eugene
6 years ago

For DVI working on HDMI you need find section [hdmi_para] in script.fex and add these parameters under it
hdcp_enable = 0
hdmi_cts_compatibility = 1

Karsten
Karsten
6 years ago

I get an Orange Pi one week ago.
I tried two Images but it does not boot!
* Raspbian_For_OrangePi2_mini2_v0_8_0.img.xz
* 2015-09-24-raspbian-jessie.img.xz
There are only the led’s on the network port on.
The graphic chip is not initialized.

For me this Orange Pi mini 2 is rubbish!

Peter Scargill
6 years ago

@Dave Ingram
Yes it is ALL down to not having working images – the Orange Pi website is not worth a light – neither is their support, however if you get the right image – it WILL start up – it will NOT look like a Raspberry Pi, but you can get Debian working. I’ve not managed to get SOUND working but a pal of mine did.

Rien Kriboo
Rien Kriboo
6 years ago


Can you tell me where to find the correct Orange Pi PC script.bin and uImage?

I have got the same problem as several others in here.
Both ethernet leds light up but there is no red led anywhere to be seen.

hp
hp
6 years ago

Hi guys, good news from my end,

so i tried the Lubuntu image that Orange Pi made available and still the Orange Pi wouldn’t show anyting on screen. the screen would just blink. but then i checked my router, and the orange pi PC claimed an ip, i SSH’d into it and it works..

I use a hdmi to dvi cable to my monitor so maybe that is to problem. according to this post i need to make a new script.bin.

this post: http://www.orangepi.org/orangepibbsen/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=475&extra=&page=1

I’ll give it a try it sounds promising 🙂

Christopher biggs
6 years ago

@Jon Smirl
Thanks, this patch to script.bin fixed it via the post that @hp links below.

[hdmi_para]
hdmi_used = 1
hdmi_power = “vcc-hdmi-18”
+hdcp_enable = 0
+hdmi_cts_compatibility = 1

Edgard
Edgard
6 years ago

@I Cole Hi! I’ve the same problem, Ethernet lights are both fixed on but no Power On red led lihgt. I’m asking for a full refund because I’ve got the usb power wire so I would not have powering problem with mi 5V2A power source, and use a class 10 micro SD card with the correct image. But it doesn’t mind, Power On led never has lit. The seller is disputing me the return because he is triying to make me do the things that I’ve already done… The last one is that the seller directed me to this forum,… Read more »

Edgard
Edgard
6 years ago


Sorry, I meant that I bought the wire with power jack (barrel) connector and USB conector to the 5V 2A power source in the other side. I never connected power to USB ports neither OTG port.
I insist, power on led never lit. 🙁
Thank you

Karsten
Karsten
6 years ago


When it is “so easy” – why can’t you simply offer an working image?
How can i identify the correct image and patchted files?
Where can i get them?

Without this trivial support this product is simply useless!

I can only give the advice to other users: “Just pay some money more and buy and original Raspberry Pi, instead of wasting your money and time for such an useless product!”

Karsten
Karsten
6 years ago

I answered to this comment:

cnxsoft :
@Karsten
They have several models of boards, so it’s not as simple as using Win32DiskImager or dd, and insert the card.
Most people with problems did not follow the instructions correctly, simply because they are not very good on Orange Pi website.
Three main steps:
1. Use Loboris images
2. After dumping the firmware onto the SD card, copy the correct Orange Pi PC script.bin and uImage in the FAT32 partition.
3. Insert the micro SD into the board. Done!
Many people missed step 2.

Nz1
Nz1
6 years ago

I thought my Orangepi PC was faulty but it turned out that my sdcard didn’t have any files on it. Maybe I forgot to umount it when I pulled it out of my Mac after loading the software before I inserted it into the orangepi. Note that absence of the red light does not mean that the card has a hardware fault. No red light indicates that the boot scripts etc were not successfully loaded from the sdcard. If the red light is not showing nothing will work, even the serial terminal console will be blank. My way of thinking… Read more »

JotaMG
JotaMG
6 years ago

@ cnxsoft
you have to ask “steven” (Shenzhen Xunlong) for a fee concerning the support you give to his boards….

Karsten
Karsten
6 years ago

@orange-whatever I don’t want to have support – i only want to have a working image for the Orange Pi. I did only find descriptions and images that does not work! BUT the comment of CNXSOFT helped somehow. I could get it WORKING NOW with the steps following here: http://www.orangepi.org/orangepibbsen/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=342 From https://mega.nz/#F!wh8l2BjK!OBep3nMldBletvNNwkH2Jg i downloaded: * Debian_jessie_mini.img.xz * scriptbin_kernel.tar.gz Then i copied from scriptbin_kernel.tar.gz to the SD-card with the correct names: * uImage_OPI-2 * script.bin.OPI-PC_720p50_dvi But for people outside of Asia the way is really painfull! There are download sites with only chinese symbols – i have to guess where i… Read more »

Edgard
Edgard
6 years ago

@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) Dear, I must recognize you’re masters and I just a little bug 😉 I couldn’t understand why red power on led would not turn on when power aplied. Now I’ve take a lot of care following the instructions told in this forum, step by step (thanks to the Thumos’ instructions) and when I powered again the Pi the red light lit!!! Awesome experience. Now I’ve learn that the firmware of the board is not in the chips, it is in the microSD card that we write. I’m wrong? I’ll have to apologize the maker and vendor from… Read more »

Chris O
Chris O
6 years ago

I have two Orange Pi PC boards and both show the same symptom: only both LEDs on the ethernet port are lighting, no red Power LED, nothing on serial console.
And it is not a PEBCAK, I have used those small ARM based computers for several years now. My last project was based on OlLinuXino LIME from Olimex.
I think it was just stupid to expect a working board for just USD 15. Opened a dispute on AliExpress, the vendor takes me for a monkey.

Edgard
Edgard
6 years ago

@Chris O Hi ChrisO, I had the same problem with Orange Pi PC as writen above. It only lit the 2 ethernet lights fixed, no power on red led… Finally I followed step by step the tutorials found in this forum and once connected the power source the red porwer on led lit! and it booted! My conclusion is that the board itself has not a “firmware” and it all come from the image you write in the micro-sd card. If there is no working image the power on red led wont lit. Hope you can manage to make it… Read more »

mcfattius
mcfattius
6 years ago

@Eugene
complete noob question how do you do this without being able to connect the OPI PC to a monitor in the first place?

mcfattius
mcfattius
6 years ago

I think I have gotten my OPI PC to boot (Android Image) as I can Get audio but no Video over the HDMI. unfortunately, my monitor is DVI. and DVI to HDMI does not seem to work. any thought on how to rectify this?

Ohmohm
6 years ago

Me too. Ethernet doesn’t work (both LEDs at Ethernet port turn on even no cable connected) and SoC temperature too hot.

Ohmohm
6 years ago

@cnxsoft Debian_jessie_mini.img.xz and scriptbin_kernel.tar.gz (download from Mega)

lcnpi
lcnpi
6 years ago

Hi cnxsoft,

I’m using the Debian_jessie_mini.img.xz and it boots to the logon but no keyboard action. Should I rename the uimage and script.bin for Orange Pi PC in the BOOT partition?

The lubuntu image works great I just don’t have any need for the gui, etc. Though it is pretty impressive that it runs a decent desktop and gui reasonably fast.

klein
klein
6 years ago


this board seems good features, but allwinner have not good support and without soc maker support the oem manufacturer is limited.

but thanks your recommended image by user loboris seems work ok, so this is the best linux kernel for this board.

and for android? maybe can you recommend a image for this board?
and could i request for a review of your board in android? please.

lcnpi
lcnpi
6 years ago

Cool thanks for the reply .
I didn’t actually do anything with the OPI PC lubuntu vivid Mate load. It worked straight away after burning the image with dd.
Debian mini not so much but I’m happy to learn something new. I’ll go hunt up the instructions on the rename, etc.

Ohmohm
6 years ago

I try to use Raspbian image (Raspbian_For_OrangePi_PC_v0_8_0.img from Orange Pi download page) and it works. Thanks to @vincoio.

Ivan
Ivan
6 years ago

I have used Loboris image with Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on the Orange Pi PC. It have booted ok, but network doesn’t work at all. Both LEDs on the ethrenet port are on, but my switch does not indicate any network activity from OPI. Is there a solution?

Ivan
Ivan
6 years ago

Looks like Ubuntu mininal image is too minimal… Tried Ubuntu Mate 15.04 image – works fine.

Ivan
Ivan
6 years ago

And in general waiting for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and port to Orange Pi…

Klaas Klaafstra
Klaas Klaafstra
6 years ago

The Mali400 is now enabled under Linux for the H3 based OrangePi boards. So there is G2D and 3D hardware acceleration now. I have followed the instructions, and it actually works on my Orange Pi Plus.
Don’t ask me for further details: don’t shoot the messenger! Refer to http://www.orangepi.org/orangepibbsen/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=723&extra=page%3D1 and get the H3 Mali400 working!

Erik
Erik
6 years ago

Hello. I have orange pi. I tried 5 diference sd cards, diference images. I have 5v 2a adapter. But when i put adapter, in orange pi only light lan port, and no red light or activity. What i can do? or trying. ?

Edu
Edu
5 years ago

I have just received the orange Pi plus… First time with the card with raspbian…. it loaded the chinese android… I switch it off… when I switched it on again… nothing happens… but the usb mouse has electricity on it. Very strange… I have just opened a dispute.

arrhenius
arrhenius
5 years ago

Hi:

just for the record, i had problems booting my orange pi and ended here.. then i realized i was using the wrong image, i have a Orange pi “PC” and i was using orange pi image, i tried the correct imagen and works great.

Just in case, make sure you are using the correct image, there are many versions of orange pi, and the web is a little confusing.

good luck everybody

edu
edu
5 years ago

The raspbian from the orange pi web… but it should switch on without any card. The red light at least… but nothing.
For example when I connect the mouse… the mouse light switch on…and I don’t need to switch on the orange pi.

Jaime
Jaime
5 years ago

In a orange Pi plus… I have tried to load Ubuntu mate, raspbian, debian… in 2 different sd cards… and never loads… always load the pre-installed android. The green light switch on 1 second… then red light and loads android.

yra
yra
5 years ago

I also tried to setup my Orange pi pc with a dvi only tv, I used my trusted dvi to hdmi cable and no Joy. So after hours and hours of trying multiple images I had no video with light’s on properly. So I plug in my roku analog video cable & wow I get a splash screen. No desktop after a minute or so the splash screen turned off but the video is still on the monitor said so. I have to believe that the damm hdcp is messed up the hobbyist fun again. Remember that any thing with… Read more »

epoch
epoch
5 years ago

I had the same problem but in the end I was able to run android in my Orange Pi PC using a micro sd class 4 with 32 GB that I had already used in my OPI with debian and ubuntu, then when I tried to boot using android in the same sd card the OPI was stuck in the initial logo, I think that when you format the micro sd there are some hidden files from linux that doesn´t get erased and prevent android to boot (yes, I know android is a distribution of linux), but I´m not sure… Read more »

jan
jan
5 years ago

Some sd cards can’t boot android in orange pi pc, but you can try with a smaller sd. I try first with a 64 gb card and it doesn’t work, now i try with an 8 gb one and android install without any problem.

jan
jan
5 years ago

I would like to install USB WiFi in my OPI PC, i try but still no sucess. Anybody did it work?
Thanks

jan
jan
5 years ago

Thanks for info i will try again. OPI PC is not límited to 32gb sd cards, i can run Lubuntu, Raspbian… With 64 gb card, but not android. When i change sd card to 8 gb one android runs without any problem.

zoobab
5 years ago


I am updating it, I miss some files which were on Mega and not on GoogleDrive…

Carl
Carl
5 years ago

I HAVE TWO OF THOSE CARDS 2 and 2 plusTHEY BEHAVE THE SAME ..
THEY BOOT BUT WITH GOOD POWER SUPPLIES .. SOME POWER SUPPLIES ARE INADEQUATE

mikael
mikael
5 years ago

hi,
i ve had the same issue:
led red / lan will switch off after some time, and seem nothing on the screen.
it works infact, i manualy switch to the right HDMI input of my tv and it was working.
(windows user: dont worry about scriptbin_kernel.tar.gz…. you just have to use win32 disk imager or phoenix card to write the .img of the choosen distribution on your sd card.

hale
hale
5 years ago

@Dave Ingram
so my problem is just like yours, no hdmi signal at all but the leds on board are lit up. is your problem solved? was the board dead?

hale
hale
5 years ago

@hale
just solved it ^_^ tested it with another sdcard and it worked. sdcard was not working!

Chris Schwindt
Chris Schwindt
5 years ago

Great stuff guys!

FM
FM
5 years ago

I got a PI PC recently from Xunlun through AliExp. The board failed to boot 70% of the time. The other 30% of times it reached Ubuntu/Mate log in screen and, sometimes, after the log in. Then it froze. I used a serial terminal to catch the boot messages and observed failures at all stages of the boot: (1) internal, not even able to start boot0, no LED, (2) boot0 started not able to start uboot, (3) uboot started, not able to start Linux kernel, (4) Linux kernel failed. Tried three different SD/SDHC cards to no avail. Tried three different… Read more »

skynet
skynet
5 years ago

To all having the “no boot, only LAN LEDs” problem: GET A 3 AMP POWER SOURCE! I’m happy, that’s why I’m yelling, sorry 🙂 I tried to boot first with a 5V 2A Lenovo USB adapter. No good. Only LAN LEDs are on. Then with a 5V 2A Samsung USB adapter. Still no boot, but red LED on the board lighted up. (LAN LEDs are on.) Then I wanted to measure how much power the device needs so I inserted a “Charger Doctor” (USB current/voltage meter MiC) – red LED won’t come on. So I figured it has to be… Read more »

Lucas
Lucas
5 years ago

@Dave Ingram
I had this issue, problem was that a 5V 2A powersupply was not enough. I got it booting by plugging the usb on-the-go to a power source along with the power supply.

Arturo Soliani
Arturo Soliani
5 years ago

Comprato non funziona, la scheda IDMI non funziona, si accendono le luci, ma fa solo questo
non compratelo, è una fregatura

Micah
Micah
5 years ago

I have the same problem. I’ve bought an 3 Amp power supply but nothing changes. The red LED is on and the green and yellow LED on the ethernet plug are blinking. However, my display is black. The same display works fine with a raspberry pi. Any other ideas? I’ve used the raspbian for Orange Pi PC image.

Micah
Micah
5 years ago

thanks for that hint. However, even Armbian seems to be booting but the display is still black but the LEDs are blinking more then with “Raspbian for Orange Pi PC”. Any other idea?

Micah
Micah
5 years ago

thank you for that hit. With an HDMI cable and an HDMI display, everything is fine. However, h3disp with the -d parameter works with my DVI2HDMI cable, too. However, my display offers 1280×1024 but this is not provided by the orange pi pc. Well 720p works, but it’s not the best for my display. However, a cheap pc.

tkaiser
tkaiser
5 years ago

@Micah
1280×1024 do work with any H3 based device. There are ‘just’ some patches needed. Please compare with post N°2 here http://forum.armbian.com/index.php/topic/881-prepare-v51-v201604/

Unfortunately none of the Armbian core devs are that much interested in this GUI stuff but we try hard to overcome this and are searching for new devs that might help out. Xunlong also generously sponsored this approach by donating many great OPi Plus 2E: http://forum.armbian.com/index.php/topic/1325-claim-a-task-and-do-it/

AnnoyedGuy
AnnoyedGuy
5 years ago

I have an Orange Pi Plus 2E. Whatever image I put on the MicroSD, I either get faint static and then no signal on my plasma TV, some text that doesn’t move at all on my DVI monitor and a complaint that the horizontal frequency is too high on my other DVI monitor. The Android image on the eMMC shows an H3 logo and nothing else. Great.

Mr private
Mr private
5 years ago

I bought 5 for differnt os and projects… after a month they only boot for a few min and shut off.

BeSoh
BeSoh
5 years ago

I just thought I wanted to share that I have been using Loboris build on the OPi (Plus 2) and Raspbian (built on RPi3) on another setup. This was because I couldn’t get Raspbian (unless Loboris) to start on the OPi. Interestingly, I just got my SD cards mixed up and inserted my RPi card into OPi… and it booted up fine into Raspbian (not the Loboris build). This was not without error (especially some kernel errors which I saw at the boot screen and there are loads of stuff I haven’t deciphered yet from dmesg) yet everything has booted… Read more »

jimhe
jimhe
4 years ago

According to TTL infomation,my PI PC can not boot, I have tried 5 type tf card,and I can confirm the power supplier is OK,current and Volte is normal range.and also I tried many linux version(lubuntu,ubuntu,Raspian OS,etc),and Android , But no one can be used,I don’t know that what happened in my orangepI board,and how to fix it Start infomatin is belows: [box standby] read rtc = 0x0 [box_start_os] mag be start_type no use user_gpio config user_gpio ok gic: normal or no secure os mode workmode = 0 MMC: 0 [ 0.479][mmc]: mmc driver ver 2014-12-10 9:23:00 [ 0.484][mmc]: get sdc_phy_wipe… Read more »

Zohaib Amir
Zohaib Amir
4 years ago

My Issue was LOW VOLTAGE
even if you use rated 5v adapters, they are sometimes 4.8 or something and the fckling pie is very sensitive to low voltage, i used a 12v adapter with buck converter set to 5.08 volts, works perfectly!

just display is zoomed a bit, trying to solve it.

oerd
oerd
4 years ago

@Edu
hey edu
I have the same problem when I turn my orange pi plus 2e on it always shows a Chinese version of andriod
have you solved the problem
ifso I would like to know how you did it

irfan khan
irfan khan
4 years ago

hi every one
my orange pi one firmware boots but device goes to sleep mode and d7,d8 leds are still on please help

Richard Stuart
3 years ago

I had a 2E for a while, gave up on it, just tooo flakey. I am now trying the OrangePi 2 Plus. Flakey also but making some headway. I will share below on my observations. But first, I am into 3D printing for RC Aircraft etc. I want to use the/a board for a computer to run the 3D printer and observe and control remotely. So, as a starting point, I want to run Octopi/Octoprint on the board as well as Cura (a slicer for 3D printing) and a 3D cad program. Of course internet connection is a must so… Read more »

The Utopian Malayali(@the_utopian_malayali)
3 years ago

I am using in OPI Win Plus and is successfully booting Android 5.1.1. But no luck on getting micro USB or ADB connect work. Any suggestions?

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