Greg Tom
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Raspberry Pi 3 dead ?

Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:38 am

Hi,

Since yesterday my raspberry pi 3 doesn't boot. The red power led is on but the green one is always off.
I read that when the green led is off it's because of the SD card. So I tried to reformat it and reinstall raspbian.
But raspberry still doesn't boot. What should I do ?

Thanks.


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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 dead ?

Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:07 am

I have read this, but I don't have any USB-A to USB-A cable to check if my windows PC detects the device.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 dead ?

Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:10 am

Greg Tom wrote:
I have read this, but I don't have any USB-A to USB-A cable to check if my windows PC detects the device.
Good because that doesn't work with a RPi3.

Are the red and green LEDs lighting? Try the power supply with your phone, does it charge it? Do you get any pictures on the TV? Can you get a fresh, unused, brand new SDCard and stick a copy of NOOBS on it?

Does anything get too hot to touch within seconds of powering up your RPi?
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 dead ?

Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:09 am

DougieLawson wrote:
Greg Tom wrote:
I have read this, but I don't have any USB-A to USB-A cable to check if my windows PC detects the device.
Good because that doesn't work with a RPi3.

Are the red and green LEDs lighting? Try the power supply with your phone, does it charge it? Do you get any pictures on the TV? Can you get a fresh, unused, brand new SDCard and stick a copy of NOOBS on it?

Does anything get too hot to touch within seconds of powering up your RPi?
Thank for your reply !

Red LED is lighting but green isn't.
Yes, the power supply does charge my phone.
I don't get anything on the TV (no HDMI cable is detected).
I haven't got any other SD card with me.
And you're right, the last thing I forgot to mention is that the broadcom processor is very hot when I supply the raspberry pi,
that's what I'm afraid of...

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 dead ?

Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:59 pm

Greg Tom wrote:And you're right, the last thing I forgot to mention is that the broadcom processor is very hot when I supply the raspberry pi,
your raspi is dead (((
I have several pi2 with the same symptom, almost all (perhaps all) died due the wrong wiring (5V to GPIO pin or so on)

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Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:00 pm

If it's too hot with nothing running then it's 100% dead, call the funeral directors, dig a hole, prepare a coffin.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 dead ?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:51 am

DougieLawson wrote:If it's too hot with nothing running then it's 100% dead, call the funeral directors, dig a hole, prepare a coffin.
Can't I even exchange it with a new one ? :cry:

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Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:36 am

Greg Tom wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:If it's too hot with nothing running then it's 100% dead, call the funeral directors, dig a hole, prepare a coffin.
Can't I even exchange it with a new one ? :cry:
Only if you can prove it wasn't your fault or action that caused it.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 dead ?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:08 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Greg Tom wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:If it's too hot with nothing running then it's 100% dead, call the funeral directors, dig a hole, prepare a coffin.
Can't I even exchange it with a new one ? :cry:
Only if you can prove it wasn't your fault or action that caused it.
I think it's because of the voltage of the power supply which was not stable

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 dead ?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:37 pm

Greg Tom wrote:I think it's because of the voltage of the power supply which was not stable
Your only hope of getting a warranty replacement is if you bought the Pi and PSU together, and the seller advertised the PSU as suitable.
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