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Re:Faulty Raspberry Pi. Wont Boot? - Solved Answered

I have 2 RP's . One made in the UK. one Chinese Version.
the same SD card that boots up with no issues on the UK one , doesn't boot up on the other.
only the power LED comes on.
The faulty one did work for a week or two.

is it possible to repair ?

Thanks

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talicohen (author)2014-02-22

Hi

Thanks for the suggestions. Turns out the culprit was an SD Card Connector not making proper contact. ( seems like a common problem)

So 3 layers of label/sticker was added to the card.Everything back to normal now!

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talicohen (author)talicohen2014-02-22

So 3 layers of label/sticker were* added to the card.Everything back to normal now!

:) grammar

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JM1999 (author)2014-02-15
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talicohen (author)JM19992014-02-15

its was bought from Ebay, about 2 months ago.
they have a 14 day refund policy.
they have 99% positive feedback ......

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JM1999 (author)talicohen2014-02-16

Try contacting Raspberry PI themselves if you get no more suggestions.

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talicohen (author)JM19992014-02-16

I sent a request to the seller about coming to some arrangemnt to have a replacement, even though its past 14days. will see what happens

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thematthatter (author)2014-02-16

do you got a multimeter, if i recall correctly there is a fuseable link that goes from the power. If something happens the polyfuse will melt and it takes a couple days to reset.

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talicohen (author)thematthatter2014-02-16

Hi
Yes I have a multi-meter.
what does the polyfuse look like ?
do i test for continuity ?

thanks

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thematthatter (author)talicohen2014-02-16

Try this. F3 is the polyfuse.

http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Troubleshooting_power_problems">http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Troubleshooting_power_problems

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