Seems like it was YOU who destroyed the micro SD card.
That should be obvious. Mishandling the card and cracking it was the problem. Treat your cards more carefully.cspan wrote: ↑Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:36 amIn any case, it's pretty startling to see that either the card or the Pi itself is not fault-tolerant for these things. For an inexpensive computer you kind of don't want to go through multiple $15 MicroSD cards, esp. when you're not sure what caused the excess heat in the first place.
Thanks for your reply ... yes, a prior card and subsequent card both ran fine, so that is consistent with your scenario.rpdom wrote: ↑Sun May 20, 2018 3:39 amIt is very possible that the heat was caused by a fault in the card. The card slot does not normally get hot, maybe a bit warm if anything.
A very small number of people have reported cards getting very hot and failing - not just in Pi's, but in all sorts of other devices. Not just microSD cards, full sized ones as well. In every case the device has been fine and run successfully and cool with a new card.
You mean like your unfounded accusation that the Pi computer damaged your card?
Definitely not a design fault. Your Pi may be defective if it killed 3 cards in a row, but without any details it's hard to say for sure.
I don't think I made such an accusation: I didn't start this thread or title it ... perhaps you should turn your ire on the OP instead.
What's funny is these people taking it as some kind of personal affront that you made some kind of "accusation" against their beloved printed circuit board (the Raspberry Pi).I don't think I made such an accusation: I didn't start this thread or title it ... perhaps you should turn your ire on the OP instead.
New thread please. You are not having the same issue.
Power supply? There must be some commonality in your setup that is causing an issue - it's not the Pi3B+ design or we would be inundated with complaints, and we are not. At all. Even a bad batch would have come up on our radar, and we have had no other reports than this one.QuadeHale wrote: ↑Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:38 pmI am having this same issue. I have a dozen Pis out in the field that run non-stop all day long without complaint.
I recently purchased a pair of Pi3 B+'s. I have been through five cards now - ADATA, Sandisk and Kingston. Class 4 and Class 10, doesn't matter. Sometimes I get a clean boot, but after one or two, I get a red light, no boot - not even the rainbow out of the HDMI - and when I pull the (hot) microSD out, it has likely developed a crack. When it doesn't crack, I put it in a USB reader and lo and behold, it reports 30 MB capacity and no partition table.
This is not an isolated problem. It has happened on both the Pi 3 B+'s now.
I am trying the sixth and final card now, because I've run out of them.
I have tons of experience with this hardware, and I have never seen anything like this. There has to be something wrong with the Pi 3 itself. Maybe there was a bad batch of them that went out, I don't know. I do know that I'm starting to get angry because I have things I want to get done and this has eaten my afternoon and a hundred bucks in SD cards that should never have burned up.
Sounds like you may have some sort of an electrical short across the card contacts to me(?)......and when I pull the (hot) microSD out, it has likely developed a crack. When it doesn't crack, I put it in a USB reader and lo and behold, it reports 30 MB capacity and no partition table.
pcmanbob wrote: ↑Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:52 pmHi.
If the SD cards are getting hot then that suggests the SD cards themselves are faulty internally, just running raspbian on them should not cause them to fail, I have SD cards that I got when the Pi b+ ( the original one ) first came on the market and they still work just fine.
Yep, went to the shop and explained the problem.
We've sold 25million Pi devices, compare that to the number of SD card issues described here. Hopefully that will guide your decision.