jglazer63 wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:22 pm
I ended up crossing RUN and GND with a momentary switch to do what I need. I really needed a hard reset, not a soft reboot, since sometimes it ends up locked.
I agree a true reset is needed with the switch-over from good ol' reliable Stretch to flaky Buster. I'm confident they will eventually get most of those bugs out. Then week of so after that Woody gets released and here we go again... (obviously joking because these guys are doing a fantastic job fixing things.)
Anyway I suggest using both of those button pads because temptation to reset often can cause significant issues with SD card lifespan. Same with slide switch in the DC or AC power line. So IMO that 'safe' shutdown button is still desirable specially when you can't get to the menu.
My solution was to use all 3 (Global & Run buttons just above the GPIO, slide switch on the 12v input) as can be seen here: