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by jiver
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only
Replies: 197
Views: 307569

Re: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only

Same problem: RPI 'suddenly' won't boot using SD card & power combo previously working for weeks.

SOLVED using ajstarks's solution for SD Cards that have been mounted on Mac OS (which mine had, to make a backup image). Specifically, removed the ._.Trashes .Trashes/, .fseventsd/, and cruft that OS X put on the card, and all is well

Thanks, that's a relief!
ajstarks wrote:I too had the persistent red light problem. Note that I was loading my images from Mac OS X and the SD card failed to load. After checking the (brand new) SD card on Windows, I discovered and removed the extra ".dot" files that Mac OS X leaves on the disk. After manually removing these with Windows,

IT WORKS!
by ajstarks
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only
Replies: 197
Views: 307569

Re: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only

I too had the persistent red light problem. Note that I was loading my images from Mac OS X and the SD card failed to load. After checking the (brand new) SD card on Windows, I discovered and removed the extra ".dot" files that Mac OS X leaves on the disk. After manually removing these with Windows,

IT WORKS!

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