ToF flickering and horizontal bars issue

  1. Where did you get the camera module(s)?

Amazon US.

  1. Model number of the product(s)?

ToF Camera

  1. What hardware/platform were you working on?

Raspberry pi 4

  1. Instructions you have followed. (link/manual/etc.)

Official Sdk installation + fresh OS install.

  1. Problems you were having?

Running the example code, I get a strong flickering and some fixed horizontal bars.

Is it a camera defect?


Please run the command below:
dpkg -l |grep -i arducam
Then give us the output in the terminal.


here it is:


We have just updated arducam-tof-sdk to 0.1.1 and worry about the problem is caused by the software upgrade. Then we try to reproduce your condition on our side. It worked well =.=
Raspberry pi 4 + fresh OS install + arducam-tof-sdk 0.1.1

Then we get back to your problem, we can give you these potential cause.

  • The flex cable is not seated stable on the Raspberry Pi’s end or Tof camera’s end. Please check the hardware connection carefully.

  • The cable is defective. If you have another15-15 pin flex cable, please change the original to it and give it a try.

Dear Dion,

I tried 3 different flex cables and nothing changes. Still the strips and the flickering.

Additionally, I tried with another raspberry and rechecked couple of time the connections and still the same failures.

Please contact Amazon after service([email protected]) for replacement. You can add this thread in the email. I would like to know if the replacement will work fine.
Looking forward to your feedback. :face_with_peeking_eye:

Hello there, I didn’t get the replacement yet but I bought another module and it works fine. So i guess it was definitelly a hardware defect.


Hi here,
Got it! Have you received the replacement so far?