Well, amazingly great support from Gumstix! 

On one hour after Emailing them (you need to attach the forum Email you posted describing the problem and I guess any responses but I also included my order number) they gave me and RMA and said they are sending a new Tobi board immediately so I can test that first, then send back either my Tobi if that fixes it or the replacement Tobi and Overo as it would be obviously then be an Overo issue.

Simon

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 7:04 PM, William Pretty Security Inc <bill.pretty@xplornet.com> wrote:

Basically. You need another known working Overo and/or another working Tobi.

You basically insert the unknown Overo in the known good Tobi, and see if it works …

And/or you can insert the known good Overo in the unknown Tobi …

 

Either way you need known good boards L

 

Good Luck !

 

Bill

 

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men

stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell

 

From: Chris Anilao [mailto:chris.anilao@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 12:29 PM

Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Overo/Tobi ethernet issue: "Net: No ethernet found"

 

I have the same issue.  Is there a way to verify that my problem is a defect and not something I did?  And if anyone has sent back an overo, how long does it take to get it back?

 

Message: 3
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:20:37 +0200
From: Simon Wilks <sjwilks@gmail.com>
Subject: [Gumstix-users] Overo/Tobi ethernet issue: "Net: No ethernet
       found"
To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
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Hi All,

I have seen this being reported by others and just received a Gumstix Overo
along with the Tobi expansion board and also cannot use ethernet. When it
boots up I get:
...
No EEPROM on expansion board
Die ID #4c2a0004000000000403951c0701701a
Net:   No ethernet found.
...

in the console. I have tried everything I could find in the mailing lists
(including re-seating the Overo board) but to no avail. I am running
everything as it came, ie: I have not tried new images etc. as it seems from
other's experience that it doesn't change anything anyway. Other than this
all seems to work fine.

So this Email serves three purposes:
1) To let others and Gumstix know that there is one more person having an
issue with the Tobi (or could it be the Overo?);
2) Hoping someone has a magical solution; and
3) As a lead-up to returning it under warrantee.

Thanks,

Simon


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