USB Camera Unexpected Failure

@EliotBR I found your comment here about USB camera issues. We have been trying to troubleshoot three of the Low Light Cameras appearing to have failed just recently on a new build and the cameras do appear to be dead. Nothing fancy - standard build. BlueOS 1.0.1 / Camera HD Low Light. If we need to change firmware it would be helpful in our work.

@Ben595 if you haven’t already, please get in touch about the failed cameras via our support email (

On the firmware side, we’re still testing the updated firmware to make sure it doesn’t cause any unexpected issues with the vehicle operation, so haven’t yet made an official release for it. Our current testing process is to

  1. Reset the Raspberry Pi’s bootloader
  2. Download and flash on the BlueOS 1.0.2 Candidate image to your Raspberry Pi’s SD card

EDIT: I’ve been told that existing users should be able to fix this via the BlueOS Terminal page by running red-pill (to access the underlying operating system), then running sudo rpi-eeprom-update -a -d (to fix the Pi firmware).

We’re planning to add an update button for that to the interface, but haven’t got around to it yet.

Thanks Eliot! Appreciate the recommendation and we will do both today.

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Eliot - We updated the firmware to 1.0.2 and had success today. All three new cameras are working on this ROV. Appreciate the help.

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