Unreliable SD Card

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Unreliable SD Card

Post by BaZZ » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:46 am

Order ID: 134126
From: Starter Kit Including NEW Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Fault: Included SD card is unreliable. Corrupted files within hours of use
Troubleshooting done:
-Wiped using SD Formatter on windows.
-Flashed new rasbian image from the foundation website
-Fine for a bit. Done a apt-get upgrade and rpi-update
-Failed apt-get upgrade
-System not able to boot to GUI anymore (ssh in works fine)
-After 2-3 reboots, system does not boot at all anymore (green and red led stays ON)
-Running fsck from other Raspi shows no erros, although partitions appear to be screwed up (missing root partition?)

This in my mind points to a faulty SD Card.

Please advice.

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Re: Unreliable SD Card

Post by Dave » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:01 am


Please could you follow this guide in doing a full format:

https://www.modmypi.com/blog/how-to-for ... dead-cards

If this doesn't resolve the issues I will get sales to contact you for a replacement/refund.
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