Pinebook Pro has become dead, no lights?
#1
Hi people

I've had a PBP working successfully for a month or so. But now it's dead.

It's sat in an inmoving position, connected to the mains with the barrel charger which I switch on from time to time to top up the battery. It's mostly used for flashing to my pinephone so it's not been used heavily, I also have tried a few OS's so it has been booting from multiple SD cards and the emmc (from original Manjaro) successfully.

Yesterday I flashed opensuse to the emmc (booted and rebooted a few times) and decided it wasn't for me so I flashed Manjaro again but after I tried to reboot it crashed so I had to force shutdown with 10s hold on power button. After that it failed to start up (no lights on front but charger is lit red when plugged in).

After leaving it for an hour or so it started, but after a reboot it went back to dead. And next day that's how it still is.

As it's not been moving it's unlikely to be a loose cable inside so I hesitate to take the back cover off.

Are there any known issues that may help me? Could repeated plugging of mains/SD/USB cause this?VidMate Mobdro
  Reply
#2
Have you test the reliability of booting ext media with the emmc switched off yet?
  Reply
#3
Do try that: Manjaro and the U-boot that comes with it seem to cause exactly these symptoms, frequently.

Also reported as of late was a dead wall wart (barrel charger) so if you can, try USB-C.
  Reply
#4
Quote:My Pinebook Pro is dead and I don't know why and what to do with it. I rebooted it yeasterday, after it refused to work as I was about to do my homework online for a same day class. It went back to dead after a reboot.


Hi John,

Can you use your waranty? How long is it? You should definitely try a USB-C charger so that you could bring up your battery high enough.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  PinePower Desktop USB-C port dead qeek 3 287 08-29-2022, 12:33 AM
Last Post: gravedigger
  Could an arm based pine 64 smaller than normal to go with the pinebook zanewiller 1 486 07-12-2022, 03:33 AM
Last Post: Weatherburn
  Could an arm based pine 64 smaller than expected to go with the pinebook zanewiller 1 493 04-16-2022, 07:17 AM
Last Post: jiyong
Star Very Lightly Used PineBook Pro ragnarlothbrok64 4 1,482 01-21-2022, 02:36 PM
Last Post: sascha
  PINEBOOK Pro USB-C Docking Deck compatibility DevonBirch 1 1,154 08-01-2021, 05:13 PM
Last Post: KC9UDX
  Buy a Pinebook kaizmoto1489 3 2,281 07-14-2021, 10:08 AM
Last Post: poVoq
  Pinebook Pro audio recording with Jack rfm83 0 989 05-15-2021, 05:31 PM
Last Post: rfm83
  PINEBOOK Pro USB-C Docking Deck compatibility zxorg 8 7,322 04-26-2021, 01:28 PM
Last Post: wingmanjd
  Pinebook Pro for sell in Spain robieguarneros 2 2,436 12-08-2020, 04:07 AM
Last Post: robieguarneros
  Pinebook Pro has become dead, no lights robgriff444 4 3,503 10-16-2020, 02:23 PM
Last Post: robgriff444

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)