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Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:09 pm

Hello,

I just bought 3 raspberry Pi computers. I have 4 different microSD cards. 2 of the R Pi boot without any problem and load all of the cards. One of them can't boot from any of these cards. Only Power and Act leds are on (Without blinking). I checked the card pins with multimeter and checked the card slot soldering. Everything is fine there. Is there any way to boot it?

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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:24 pm

Have you prepared the cards with the latest SD card image?
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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:26 pm

Yes. I installed NOOBS 1.4.0 on all of the cards. 2 Raspberry Pies work and boot with all of them, one doesn't.

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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:31 pm

Have you tried swapping the PSUs around? I had a new Pi2 that kept corrupting the SD card shortly after boot, in frustration I swapped the PSU from one of my other Pis and it's been fine ever since. Might be worth a shot to see if one of your others suddenly stops booting. :-)
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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:32 pm

Do you get anything on the screen on the RPi that doesn't boot?

@robsoft beat me to it about swapping power supply with a working RPi.
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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:34 pm

Already did it. Nothing works. I swapped power supplies, swapped cards... No result((( Can it be a factory defect?

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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:45 pm

Nothing is on the screen, because as I understand it can't show anything before it loads card.

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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:51 pm

reavenheart wrote:Nothing is on the screen, because as I understand it can't show anything before it loads card.
So you're not getting the rainbow screen.

Time to RMA that RPi.
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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:55 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
reavenheart wrote:Nothing is on the screen, because as I understand it can't show anything before it loads card.
So you're not getting the rainbow screen.

Time to RMA that RPi.
So, you think it's a defect in this raspberry pi?

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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:02 pm

reavenheart wrote: So, you think it's a defect in this raspberry pi?
If you take a sdcard with a good copy of NOOBS 1.4 (which works on A/B/B+/A+ and 2B) and it won't boot. If you swap the power supply with another RPi and it still won't boot then you've got a lemon that needs to go back to the supplier under warranty.
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Re: Raspberry pi 2 doesn't boot from any microSD card.

Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:20 pm

I've sent the R Pi to the seller. I'll write here about the result, when it's known anything about it.

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