PBP lines across screen, halts whilst running (prev. will not power on)

After a hardware failure on my primary laptop last week (display backlight failure), I was looking forward to more time using my PBP, which has had minimal use to date.

This morning, the screen started displaying various horizontal lines and obviously corrupt data, and the device became unresponsive. Was booted off SD (Manjaro, i3wm) at the time.

Power-off worked. Power-on did not. I've tried leaving to charge, and battery bypass, with no success.

I am using an Apple USB-C charger, which continues to work correctly with other Apple / Dell devices. I have not tried the PSU which came with it as it didn't come with a UK adaptor and I do not have one.

My PBP is from the second batch, I believe, has the 128GB eMMC, and arrived in mid-November.

From looking over other posts, it looks like the options to explore are:
- Removing the eMMC / toggling the switch;
- Connecting a serial cable (I do not think I have a compatible one) to check whether uBoot is loading.

Any other suggestions I have missed?

Thank you!

Messages In This Thread
PBP lines across screen, halts whilst running (prev. will not power on) - by ajcollins - 06-25-2020, 05:01 AM
RE: PBP will not power on - by ajcollins - 06-25-2020, 07:06 AM
RE: PBP will not power on - by ajcollins - 06-25-2020, 09:30 AM
RE: PBP will not power on - by Alstroplane - 07-01-2020, 05:53 PM
RE: PBP will not power on - by xmixahlx - 07-02-2020, 09:46 AM

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Alternative Power supply options gallomimia 11 6,638 09-17-2021, 01:34 AM
Last Post: MilkyF
  Broken Screen vxzero 0 138 08-26-2021, 09:02 PM
Last Post: vxzero
Question UK Power Supply Feakster 12 7,151 08-26-2021, 10:03 AM
Last Post: JAGER
  Motherboard malfunction - a possible warning about power supplies mjc 8 626 07-28-2021, 01:04 PM
Last Post: mjc
  Increasing the maximum power draw dsimic 12 6,639 06-11-2021, 10:34 AM
Last Post: dsimic
  Screen offset nobodyinperson 7 4,017 01-26-2021, 04:55 PM
Last Post: KC9UDX
  Pinebook Pro screen failure? BBreeziN 1 1,152 01-08-2021, 03:21 PM
Last Post: member
  Blinking red light for charger, no power-on bifo 9 2,882 01-07-2021, 07:31 AM
Last Post: dsimic
  Pinebook Pro Dock Power Requirements calinb 9 4,224 12-16-2020, 09:24 AM
Last Post: dsimic
  Auto-wake behavior when external power is connected diodelass 7 4,085 12-05-2020, 01:19 AM
Last Post: dsimic

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)