Thanks for your advice Alpha,alphanumeric wrote:Ok, I guess for NOOBS its a different procedure. https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/ I didn't know that unti now, having never used NOOBS myself. I have had issues writing images with one particular USB Micro SD card adapter, so maybe it is you card reader?
I've tried 2 card readers, 2 formatting programmes, loaded Noobs/Raspbian onto conventional 8gb SD card no problem, turned the PI over to find it only takes Micro cards. Sitting here with a Raspberry SD card that doesn't work and a useless PI and a 9 year old who can't use his Christmas present - I won't be recommending Raspberry to my nearest and dearest.