I was so looking forward to it and I was pleasantly surprised how the RaspBMC from the NOOBS package worked, I have even bought a wireless keyboard for it ( http://www.totalhtpc.com/logitech-k400r-wireless-touch-keyboard-review/ ) but...
The problem started about a week ago, when I had to unplug everything to get the image going, as it was all stuck. Several reboots and it started working again but all that unplugging and plugging it back again - maybe it was the electricity somehow damaging some of the HDMI/composite circuitry?
I can see that it is powered up (there is red light inside) but neither HDMI, not Composite cables give me any image whatsoever, on the TV.
I have reformatted and copied the NOOBS files to the SD card, as described on your pages - but I get no system booting in any way. Not a flicker of an image on my TV.
The SD card seems OK, as I have dealt with it in my laptop without a problem.
I also tried other OSs, like RaspBMC alone, as well as OpenELEC. Alas, to no avail. The same applies.
I have tried different ports and different cables. Not a squeak.
Therefore, I must conclude it is the HW that is faulty.
Please, instruct me how to return the Pi to you.
A refund is preferable to "repair and return", at this point. No response from "sales" at Fernell, sadly... Just forwarded it to the other email...
In addition, I hope this might help a bit...
I have read that Pi might be susceptible to varying voltage/electricity problems. I have a Belkin safety multiple extension cord, with serious protection against electricity surges. So, can it still be an electrical mishap?
Or is it simply the power supply issue, as some here have suggested, in which case we would need a really good one, properly advertised here and on sales website...
May I also suggest a ON/OFF switch, as a good idea, which may go a certain way towards preventing this from occurring. I understand that it only uses very little electricity but I think this is beside the point. Sometimes my NAS would not go to "Standby" mode after 10 minutes as I set it up because it seems that RaspBMC could have been queering it?
Not sure what exactly went wrong but I can see quite clearly that both HW and SW improvements are possible. I would urge you to contact the patent holders ASAP, in order to make the Mark III...
P.S. Anyone with multiple HDMI switches experience? I have this one in my mind: http://www.amazon.it/Ligawo-%C2%AE-switch-attivo-automaticamente/dp/B002I9LH2Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382270091&sr=8-1&keywords=ligawo+5x1