be4r wrote:i read the sticky. I have formatted the SD card numerous times and downloaded the NOOBS v1.3 numerous times. Made sure the extracted files are in the root folder. Supposedly the new version of NOOBS does not require fixup.dat or start.elf? I tried pressing 1 and 2 on my keyboard but still there is no bright green light. I am using a Transcend 8GB SDHC card which is marked as compatible on the list of cards. My power is outputting at least 5.1v. I made sure the connectors touch on the sd card reader.
the green light should start blinking the moment the PI is able to boot code from the card, when it cannot read any boot files then it stays as it is (with barely visible light, due to the unprogrammed nature if the GPIO it hangs off from, which per default has a very weak pull-up). It makes no sense pushing any keys if that doesn't happen, as no code has ever ran! The first thing the boot code does is to program the LED's GPIO, still weak LED light means no code has ever ran!
did you really measure the voltage the PI receives? outputting 5.1V and 5.1V arriving on the board are not the same thing. Also you may think you have written the card correctly, but that not a guarantee that you really did. And the card might be on the list, but that doesn't matter if your card is a fake one!
don't you know anyone else with a PI that can help you, if only by lending his card and power supply, or testing your card on his PI?