Raspberry Pi 2 camera flash glitch turns off

Early customers of the Raspberry Pi 2 have been testing it out – and they’ve found a pretty strange problem with it.

It turns out that if you try and take a photo of the Raspberry Pi 2 using a certain type of camera, it crashes and turns off.

What’s going on here is pretty weird. Any cameras with a Xenon flash trigger a reaction in a chip on the Raspberry Pi. One of the chips on the exposed computer’s circuit board seems to be sensitive to light and poorly shielded, so when the camera’s flash triggers, it causes the entire device to crash.

via Raspberry Pi 2 camera flash glitch turns off – Business Insider.

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