Rovio setup! :(

headrik's picture

Hi - new to forum, new to Rovio...Picked one up about 10 months ago but am strugggling to set it up... its working and functional, connected with phone and can control it etc with an app called rovio control...recently set my PC up to try and get it setup properly... downloaded the 'rovio setup' software from the site as advised... stage 1. switch it on.... stage 2. plug it in to usb port... then it says 'connecting' get to a new window but before i can do anything it says PC must be connected to internet...

Source for replacement motors

Waynosan's picture

So my Rovio gave off a nasty smell the other other day and one of the wheels stopped turning.  I pulled it apart and looks like the motor is fried.  There is black carbon coming out of the motor case.  The main board is supplying 5V so I assume it's the motor.Anyone know of a source for replacements?  I might as well do all three since I already have it apart.  If not, does anyone know the specs on them? Thanks,Wayno

Need help and information on replacing a few components on the Power Board.

NickJallday's picture

I recently messed up my rovio by replacing the 3000mAh with a 5000mAh battery and I made the mistake of soldering the leads of the battery onto the deans connector backwards. Needless to say I blew up the 1W0R5J Resistor (R11) on the power board.I am replacing that resistor with a ceramic wire wound 5W0R5J resistor as I can't find a 1W0R5J ceramic wirewound resistor. the 5W should work fine though (may just have to figure out how to make it fit.The axial inductor on the board (L1) looks as if it got a bit hot and reads .3 ohms resistance.

Rovio disconnecting / blue lights off

epifagus's picture

I've had a Rovio for a few years and just bought my 2nd one on eBay recently. The 2nd one has a problem I haven't seen before. After about an hour of inactivity it not only disconnects from the wifi, but also the blue lights go out and the light on the power button goes out.  The lights are actually still on, but extremely faint (only visible in the dark) and the rovio won't respond to any commands. Power cycling fixes the problem, but the same thing happens again after an hour or so. Any ideas?  I guess this is a hardware problem.  I've tried firmware 5.03 (stable), 5.03b and 5.00.

Rovio blocked

Robi's picture

Yes, I know it... Rovio is a old piece of "junk", but it is a really useful for us. We live in two countries, part of the year here and part there. So we use our Rovio to "patrol" our "other house" when we are not there. It is awesome when my wife can check if she forgot close the windows in the ceiling and we can phone somebody to close it :-)

Anyone looking to part with their headlight for the Rovio?

Fraggboy's picture

Hello.  I just picked another Rovio (I picked one up when it first came out.  I then got rid of it.) for my son when he gets older.


Anyways, I am looking for a headlight.  I see a knock-off version off of aliexpress, but tat one doesn't screw on (It has 2-way tape).


I am looking for 2 (One for my friend)..


Please respond if you have one and how much you are wanting.



Is my rovio broken

Alex1000's picture

Just got my rovio from ebay, second hand, seller hasn't mentioned any faults but when I turn it on, the neck camera keeps and clicking like it can't raise up. Is this a fault or do I need to set it up. I can't connect it to my computer either and it says there is an error when I try to upgrade to firmware 2.3. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks