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rpi 3b+ stopped working? Please help

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:36 pm
by xsw2_2wsx
I had some expirience with rpi before, i used old model that i have borowed. Everything worked fine. Then i bought a rpi3b+, with worked for a few days but now im unable to boot. Im not even getting rainbow screen with suggests that sd card is unreadable, but i tried to reformat and reflash 2 cards, and also using noobs and still no results. Possible Pi damage? I'll add that im unable to boot since i last unplugged power without shutting os down. Thanks for all the help.

Re: rpi 3b+ stopped working? Please help

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:18 pm
by drgeoff
Read the "not booting" sticky.

Re: rpi 3b+ stopped working? Please help

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:25 pm
by gordon77
I would suggest trying another SD card, a better power supply and/or a better usb cable.

Re: rpi 3b+ stopped working? Please help

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:18 am
by xsw2_2wsx
gordon77 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:25 pm
I would suggest trying another SD card, a better power supply and/or a better usb cable.
Usb cable is perfectly fine, its a fast charging cable so it ca handle the pi. I was able to boot just with 5v 1a from a pc USB, so power supply shouldnt be a problem, and event if it was it would load a rainbow screen, and then fail to load kernel because it requires higher amp. But i tried it just to make sure, with 5v 2a charger and a new cable - nothing changed.

Ill buy some sd cards and ill also try to give ones that dont work for me to my friend to see if he can boot.

Thank you for the help.

Re: rpi 3b+ stopped working? Please help

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:22 am
by xsw2_2wsx
drgeoff wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Read the "not booting" sticky.
I have read that already and tried reformatting and flashing again sd cards and also using noobs. Havent found much information about rpi3b+, most information relates to older models. Did i miss something?

Thank you for help.

Re: rpi 3b+ stopped working? Please help

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:28 am
by fruitoftheloom
xsw2_2wsx wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:22 am
drgeoff wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Read the "not booting" sticky.
I have read that already and tried reformatting and flashing again sd cards and also using noobs. Havent found much information about rpi3b+, most information relates to older models. Did i miss something?

Thank you for help.

There was an updated Raspbian Stretch with Desktop release a couple of days ago.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

If you use Etcher it will both unzip and create a bootable SD Card in one operation.

https://etcher.io

Re: rpi 3b+ stopped working? Please help

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:59 pm
by mahjongg
xsw2_2wsx wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:22 am
drgeoff wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Read the "not booting" sticky.
I have read that already and tried reformatting and flashing again sd cards and also using noobs. Havent found much information about rpi3b+, most information relates to older models. Did i miss something?

Thank you for help.
yes you missed that information about other models than the 3B+ also applies (unless the sticky tells you otherwise) to the 3B+

Re: rpi 3b+ stopped working? Please help

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:23 pm
by xsw2_2wsx
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:28 am
xsw2_2wsx wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:22 am
drgeoff wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Read the "not booting" sticky.
I have read that already and tried reformatting and flashing again sd cards and also using noobs. Havent found much information about rpi3b+, most information relates to older models. Did i miss something?

Thank you for help.

There was an updated Raspbian Stretch with Desktop release a couple of days ago.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

If you use Etcher it will both unzip and create a bootable SD Card in one operation.

https://etcher.io
Ok, but how woult it make older versions stopped working? I was successful to boot with the image i reflashed the cards with. But i'll try it anyway, just to make sure. And btw i just tried third sd card- still same thing- power LED is on, but no active LED. Im starting to worry.
Im using etcher already.

Thanks for the help.

Re: rpi 3b+ stopped working? Please help

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:28 pm
by xsw2_2wsx
mahjongg wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:59 pm
xsw2_2wsx wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:22 am
drgeoff wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Read the "not booting" sticky.
I have read that already and tried reformatting and flashing again sd cards and also using noobs. Havent found much information about rpi3b+, most information relates to older models. Did i miss something?

Thank you for help.
yes you missed that information about other models than the 3B+ also applies (unless the sticky tells you otherwise) to the 3B+
Ok , ill read it again then,
Thank you.