Power off Wipes The SD?
I won a raspberry pi3 and came with a simple 16sd
I have formatted with the pi 4.03 a bunch of times learning the OS, want to thank all the people who post here. I'm still learning the WIKI is great
Anyways more a question and open information
If I power the machine off via the power cable it won't even turn back on just a black screen. I am forced to re image the SD and reload retro pi each time. Or Load my backup but it's a pain in the butt to do it each time.
It's not a hueg deal to reload the OS, re add my roms, install sab ect anyways
How are you guys dealing with this? Do I need to buy a power supply does the SD get corrupted if u don't shutdown the OS correctly?
I just wanted to know what everyone else is doing. Open to ideas how are u guys doing this
I have 2 PI's I won and wanted to build my buddies there own "Games" backup station but didn't want to have to rei mage the machine if they unplug it
edmaul69 last edited by
@allenpie sounds like a crappy bootleg sd card if it is corrupting that fast.
Perfect what I wanted to know
Do I really have to front 22 bucks to get a power supply for this? Wanted to know what other people are doing just being smart and shutting down correctly. I guess I could show them how to reimage the SD and make a completed backup. It would be for none technical people
But this is what I was looking for. Thank you so much.
cyperghost last edited by
No.... Do always a prober software shutdown
Press START > Quit > Shutdown system
Wait until your TV get's no signal from Pie, then you can pull the power plug.
Annother method, login with SSH
sudo shutdown -h nowor
You can combine this method with a remote control, you just need an IR receiver diode
or like @herb_fargus wrote:
Buy a powerblock or a mausberry.....
It's your Pie, you decide :)
But I also think that your SD isn't the best one, usually the card is not corrupted so quick.
I have been doing a system shutdown and when I reboot the system I just get a blank screen it's just a corrupted SD card
I have both a pi2 and pi3 they both do the same thing with different types of SD cards.
I would like it to shut down correctly so I can make a backup.
Am I doing something wrong I'm doing it in the system menu shutdown machine. Ensure it's off and when I plug it back in, I get a green and red light but nothing loading not even BIOS
PokeEngineer last edited by PokeEngineer
Maybe it is a crappy bootleg Pi?
I have 4 different SD's right now all doing the same thing I have 2 different units as well
2 From Amazon
2 are 16gb Micros SD HD with a rasbery Logo on it
1 is a SanDisk 16gb Micro SD
1 is a KingSton 8GB Micro SD
Both my Pi2 and Pi3 with 4.02 won't come back after a system within the system
Try redownloading the image...
^^ alright I'll give that a shot thanks. I do have my image on a network software sharing using WIn32 to grab It; I'm working on this now will keep u guys updated.
Also try downloading and flashing the image directly from your computer.
^^ yes; I'm going to try a few things right now that was my 1st though direct from my drive to the win32 tool and not going over my Nas network share
Just 1 less issue to worry about
Alright Test 1 WAS great
Just a fresh OS install, setup controller shutdown took sd out back in, took cable uplug and plug back in. Started up no issue
Going to Update and setup Samba now will keep u posted
Might of been a bad rom copy from my software NAS share.
Alright, great! :)
Bad News with My pi3 Same image that shutdown with the Pi2, different SD. After I do a basic install and install Samba shutdown and take the plug out and plug it back in. It won't power up this is a 16gb Micros SD HD with a rasbery Logo
Going to try my Sandisk on the pi2 after an update to see if it's the same issue.
CanaKit 2.5A USB Power Supply is being used btw
OK more bad news same issue as soon as I updated with a basic install reboot and do a system shutdown it won't come backup
Tested on 2 different PC's doing the Image Via Win32 and tested with both a pi2 and pi3 with different SD cards
Once it shutdowns it won't come back up and needs to be reimaged. What am I doing wrong? Should I just set it up and take off the save lock and not allow it to save? I'm open to ideas?
Ok after so much testing found out to be a user error
I was just unplugging it from the base of the unit, where unit connects to the power but when I unplug it from the plug by the power plug not the adapter it works just fine :) All is well
- nothing got corrupted