@sharmmoh1983 There could be any number of things going on. You have an exercise in trying to narrow down the cause ahead of you.
As a test, disable MagicMirror from auto-starting, and just let your Pi run. If the restart still happens, then I’d say you either have a physical problem with the Raspberry Pi (again, check to ensure you’re using a good power supply - minimum 2.5 amps for the Pi 3 – when in doubt, order the official one), or maybe you have something else installed that is causing the issue.
If the restart is not observed without MM running, I might start with just the default config and run that for a while to see if the issue persists. If it doesn’t, then one of the modules you are using is likely the culprit, and you can try adding them back one by one until you see the problem again. Also be sure to check logs (pm2 logs mm) to see if anything was captured before the Pi restarted.
So I went ahead and ordered one off of Amazon, and I’m happy to report it works just like I had hoped. Now I don’t have to pull the mirror off the wall anymore any time I want to make a backup of my SD card!
@Lucas2703 As long as the USB charger puts out enough juice to power your LEDs then you should be fine. You won’t be able to power the LED strip directly off of mains power. It will need to go through a transformer – essentially what the USB charger does – to step it down to the correct voltage for the LEDs. This is pretty common when you see lights installed under kitchen cabinets. Any electrical supply store should be able to help you out with everything you need.
@Mykle1 thank you I shall do! Another quick question. Can I keep my config.js file I have for the newest install? I have it backed up and saved. Can I just use that for when I downgrade? It will save me having to re-add all the modules and custom compliments etc.
Maybe available, unless none of your module has restriction of mm version.
Yeah, I assumed it would be a long shot. I also agree that the refresh flash for something like a clock would be pretty bad, I was thinking that you rarely stare at the mirror information for that long. That also means that using a more power hungry solution with PIR would likely be fine (as long as standby power is low).