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Powerblock doesn't power on sometimes or fails reboot

  • Hi
    I've had some issues with the power block

    When I restart via emulation station in to attract mode or just occasionally turning on the light flashes and the pi never turns on... Ive checked all wiring and it appears intermittent and if I unplug for a while then plug back in it works

    occasionally if I turn the switch on it won't initiate the startup sequence at all.

    I've double checked all wiring a number of times.. Is there anything you could suggest? It is intermittent

    I'm using the standard RPI power adapter in to the power block the 5v out is going in to a cooling fan as well.

    Any assistance would be most appreciated..

    Is there anything you can suggest? Other than that we love it!

  • Global Moderator

    One idea to try out could be to try and disconnect the fan. If the behaviour is different and, in the best case, everything is working properly, then the fan might draw too much current.

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