So last night I finally had everything assembled, new model B PI, BrickPI, simple robot and started testing with the latest dexter image.
I was having trouble with the scratch examples, see post in scratch topic. This meant I kept picking the robot up to get the motors off of the ground, just to make sure the motor was not being prevented from spinning.
On my last attempt the battery pack slipped off of the motor and the PI switched off. I was powering everything through 8 AA batteries connected to the BrickPI.
Disconnecting and reconnecting the battery did not do anything. So I stripped everything down, removed the brickPI and used a micro usb PSU. Still no red light.
I searched the PI forums and there was a comment about waiting 24 hours for the poly fuse? to reset.
Now to my question, if I just apply power to the BrickPI is there anything I can check to see if it is working?
Although as I write this it has just occurred to me that I could measure the volts on the raspberry PI connector.
Anything else I could look at?
If I have killed the brickpi what is the cost of a repair? Would I have to ship it back to the USA or via the distributor in France?