Can't install any distro. Preinstalled neon freezes
#1
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Got my pinebook 1080P recently.
First noticed an issue with the presintalled neon. After some time the GUI freezes, mouse still works, but the desktop environment is not usable. And I can switch to other command line shells.
The other issue - I'm not able to install any new distro. Either the installation process hangs in the very beginning or I get a blank screen.
Here's what I got trying to install the latest Manjaro.

Could it be a hardware issue? Otherwise at least some of the distros would install.
Here's a post with similar symptoms.

How can I fix/debug this?
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#2
Hi

Sounds a bit fishy, I think the installed Neon should not just crash after a while. 
Can you boot from an SD-Card at all? Or is that how you took the screenshot?

If it is an SD-Card I would just try to write it again, that sometimes actually works.
Or try a different OS.
Also make sure to test more than one SD-card.

Otherwise I would look into a return.
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#3
Alright, fixed the issue.
Apparently my SD card was failing. Got another one and everything worked smoothly.
Anyway, it's a bit weird. I'd expect Etcher to throw an error in case of a faulty SD.
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