I just received my starter pack yesterday and wanted to get things online today. My first DK worked fine in the first battery shield. However, my second DK-battery shield combination seems to have an issue. The only way the board will work (light up) is if the battery is half in/out (well, about ⅔ in ⅓ out). The batteries are brand new and measure about 2.96v. I’ve only had the devices powered on for about an hour–with no application code running.
What I’ve found is that the power light will not come on if the battery is fully inserted, but does come on if I slowly push the battery out of the holder part way. The problem now seems to exist with both shields.
Could this merely be a case of weak (albeit new) Duracell batteries 2032 (DL2032/CR2032) or do I have some poor workmanship on the battery shields?