ndavel
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rpiboot doesn't find Pi

27 Nov 2023, 10:26

Hey there,
I am currently using a Connect + 32GB Pi. I already installed the balena connect image on it. Now I want to reflash the Pi with the core image but my rpiboot did find the Pi and is stuck on "Waiting for BCM2835/6/7/2711..." even tho it is found in the device manager as an unknown device... (I am working with Win10)

I had the same problem with another Pi. Therefore, I reinstalled rpiboot and everything worked just fine.

I do not understand why my new Pi does not act the same...
Can someone please help me?
 
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Re: rpiboot doesn't find Pi

27 Nov 2023, 12:08

Hi ndavel, Interesting error picture and thanks for your details that it worked so far with a new installation of RPiBoot.exe.
I also have the following idea - try this RPiBoot checklist, which was created with great attention to detail:
https://kunbus-gmbh.atlassian.net/servi ... 2413494333

So far I can't say anything about Balena OS itself. However, writing to the eMMC memory should generally be possible.
You can use our good old Revolution Pi checklist:
https://kunbus-gmbh.atlassian.net/servi ... /836468748

Using these steps, it should be child's play to restore your device to the factory settings.
 
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Re: rpiboot doesn't find Pi

27 Nov 2023, 13:44

Thank you dirk for your response but unfortunately, I still can't connect to my Pi via my PC.
I tried all the steps:

- I used another USB cable
- I tried the rpiboot via my WSL
- I used a coworker's notebook
- I made sure to use the latest version of rpiboot
- watchdog is deactivated
- I tried to work with this https://revolutionpi.com/tutorials/imag ... nd-stretch step-by-step

Nothing worked...
I flashed the Pi a lot in the past. Could that be the problem or does anyone have another idea?
 
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Re: rpiboot doesn't find Pi

28 Nov 2023, 08:02

Hi ndavel, What happens when you start up? What has changed?
Could it be that the 5 volts are not reaching the USB port and the device is booting instead of going into mode and waiting for a USB connection?
Would it be possible for you to connect an HDMI cable and a monitor?
Mechanical stresses on the micro USB port are of course also possible, causing one thing to lead to another and either the 5 volts are not present at the time of booting, which means that the device does not wait for a USB connection or, even worse, that the connection has a loose contact caused by fatigue of the plug connection.

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