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Powerblock shuts down pi but won't start it up



  • I have a strange problem. I had to reformat my sd card for my Raspberry Pi 3. Everything was working previously. I ran the one step install and everything succeeded fine...

    wget -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/petrockblog/PowerBlock/master/install.sh | sudo bash

    i press the button now and it shuts down which means the service must be running. However if I press the button to turn on nothing happens.

    what I notice is that when shutting down the led on my switch blinks fast and then shuts off which i believe it is supposed to do. when i press it to turn back on it starts blinking slow but nothing happens. Only the solid red led on the pi is emitted.

    if i unplug the pi and plug it back in then it boots up fine.

    does anyone have an idea of what i can try?


  • Global Moderator

    Hi! Can you post an image of your hardware setup?
    This behaviour can occur, if the USB cable is directly connected to the Raspberry and not to the PowerBlock.



  • ugh!! i must have moved it while reformatting my sd card! this was the problem. thanks for the help!


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