Appendix A. Raspberry Pi troubleshooting

In this appendix, you’ll learn how to solve common issues when setting up a Raspberry Pi. We’ll cover common Pi startup (or boot) issues, including how to fix an issue with an SD card for your Pi or set up a new SD card.

Making sure your Pi has power

Sometimes a Pi won’t start up. Before you try something drastic like creating a new SD card for your Pi, check the Pi’s power:

  • When you plug in your Pi, does the Pi’s red power light come on? Look for a small, red light (LED) on your Pi board. All Pis have them, but you may need to take off your case if you can’t see the Pi board. The red power light tells you that your Pi is receiving power. It should come on when you plug in your Pi and stay on the ...

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