PBP not powering up (anymore)
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Alright, first of all: it's working now! Hallelujah!

I tried today with a third SD card and still had no luck. So I was thinking that it is quite improbable that all three cards are damaged. Assuming that the PBP is not broken, what could the problem be? The laptop I used to write the images to the SD cards has no card reader. I didn't see that as an issue since I have an SD-to-USB adapter, which I used. Ruling out all possibilities, I grabbed a really old laptop that does have an integrated card reader and put mrfixit's Debian image on it (had to put grml on a USB stick first since that very old laptop is actually decommissioned already).
So I put the SD card in the PBP and - it still didn't work. The green light lit up for a millisecond and that's it. Mmh, so what now? I removed the power cord (USB-C), disconnected the bypass cable, attached the battery again. And then it worked!

I didn't have the time to check what the actual issue was. Could be that the SD2USB adapter writes the image incompletely or wrongly or the PBP didn't power up properly without the battery attached, no idea. But it's working now!

Thank you everyone for your help and support! It's always an amazing experience to see how people help each other. Thanks again!


Messages In This Thread
PBP not powering up (anymore) - by Criena - 05-31-2020, 05:00 PM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by xmixahlx - 05-31-2020, 08:15 PM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by Criena - 06-01-2020, 05:56 AM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by Criena - 06-02-2020, 09:59 AM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by golly - 06-02-2020, 11:33 AM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by golly - 06-10-2020, 08:57 AM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by xmixahlx - 06-02-2020, 12:40 PM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by Criena - 06-05-2020, 03:36 PM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by xmixahlx - 06-02-2020, 03:11 PM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by wdt - 06-05-2020, 07:57 PM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by spikerguy - 06-06-2020, 02:15 AM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by Criena - 06-06-2020, 02:23 PM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by spikerguy - 06-07-2020, 07:41 AM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by xmixahlx - 06-07-2020, 11:12 AM
RE: PBP not powering up (anymore) - by Criena - 06-07-2020, 01:53 PM

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