gillmayes
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Pi won't start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:34 pm

Hi
Bought my son a Pi for Christmas. We set it up on Boxing Day but had to move it so shut it down. Pi failed to start when plugged back in so I formatted a new Sandisk card using SD Formatter and copied Noobs to it. Pi started this morning and we installed Raspbian but after install Pi did not come back on again. Now we just get red light. Power to Pi is via powered USB hub. Can anyone help please?

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Re: Pi won't start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:17 pm

Put the SDCard in your windows system.
Open a command window, switch to the F: drive and issue a dir /s command.
That should list 86 files and 1.3GB of data.

Anything less than that and you've not got NOOBS copied to the card correctly.
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gillmayes
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Re: Pi won't start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:12 pm

Hi

I've checked the SD card and I have 86 files using 1,381,247,702 bytes

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Re: Pi won't start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:13 pm

Try booting it again and holding the [SHIFT] key while it boots.
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Re: Pi won't start

Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:28 pm

Hi Dougie

Many thanks for your help. Pi all up and running now :o)

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