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Just can't get off the ground...

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:14 am
by pallmallsanreno
Hey guys, new to this world completely.

I recently bought RPi 3. Formatted the SD card then downoaded NOOBS 1.9.1. The welcome screen comes up prompting me to select an OS to install, so I select Raspbian... It loads about 19 Kbs and then the screen goes black, the rainbow screen pops up again, and I'm back at the welcome screen prompting me to select... you get it... I am using a 16 GB Samsung EVO microSD.

Additionally, when I try to connect to my wifi, it says incorrect password. I know it's not...

Not sure who to turn to. It's my first day, and I'm already lost. Please advise!

-tp

Re: Just can't get off the ground...

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 8:01 am
by joan
Have you got a poor network connection?

If all else fails and your network connection is okay I suggest ignoring NOOBS and using a direct Raspbian download instead,

Re: Just can't get off the ground...

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:40 am
by hello world :-)
pallmallsanreno wrote:Hey guys, new to this world completely.

I recently bought RPi 3. Formatted the SD card then downoaded NOOBS 1.9.1. The welcome screen comes up prompting me to select an OS to install, so I select Raspbian... It loads about 19 Kbs and then the screen goes black, the rainbow screen pops up again, and I'm back at the welcome screen prompting me to select... you get it... I am using a 16 GB Samsung EVO microSD.

Additionally, when I try to connect to my wifi, it says incorrect password. I know it's not...

Not sure who to turn to. It's my first day, and I'm already lost. Please advise!

-tp
Hmmm... Interesting. Are you using NOOBS Lite or normal NOOBS?

If you're using normal NOOBS, it may be corrupted. Try formatting the SD card and downloading NOOBS again. (It's important you download it again, not just use the copy you already downloaded). If that doesn't work, continue to the next section.

If you're using NOOBS Lite, or the previous section didn't work, instead of connecting via Wi-Fi, try using an Ethernet cable. This may improve the connection quality.

Tell me if any of this did/didn't work.

Re: Just can't get off the ground...

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:27 pm
by Burngate
pallmallsanreno wrote:... and then the screen goes black, the rainbow screen pops up again, ...
Power supply? The 3 requires more current.