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Damaged Flight Feeder by water


#1

Guys i have a serious problem… Yesterday was a heavy rain, and my mother forgot to close the window and the water was got inside the flightfeeder… I tryed to disassemble the feeder… cleaned it out, dryed… and tryed to start… all i’m getting is white screen…

then i decided to check the sd card… maybe there’s a problem with screen drivers… i had that problem on my old RPi… but the sd card didn’t showed up in windows explorer… there’s no signal on HDMI too… I have another RPi, but the GPIOs on that one are broken, and i’m not sure if it will work or not… i’ll try… but for now i don’t know what to do… i’ve checked the screen of FF on my friend’s RPi with Raspbian OS… seems to be working… That capacitor (C97) ! was blowed, I replaced it with new one from my old broken RPi… and that L2 is broken i think ! … sd card is broken… I can’t format… tryed everything… even DISKPART is not helping… board seems to be clean…!) i dryed it… I’ve checked today and finded out that RPi is dead… it’s not starting even with working SD card (Ubuntu MATE)… !


#2

Please mail the details to adsbsupport@flightaware.com. Thanks!


#3

Already did that yesterday… I just thought anyone can help me here to restore that Pi…


#4

Since it got wet while powered on it’s likely that the Pi is history.
In 44 years of electronics repair, everything that’s come across my “workbench” so-to-speak, that was
powered on when it got wet, was damaged beyond repair. Everything that wasn’t powered on, and was
given a chance to dry thoroughly, operated normally after it dried out.


#5

Yeah that sucks… I beleive i need to find another Pi to power that receiver up… receiver is working… it’s not damaged…