Help! I am so frustrated.

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  • #15718
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    retropsycho
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    I know. I know. Just read forum posts, watch tutorial videos, and research before you ask questions. I have.

    I just bought a Raspberry Pi a few days ago. I only want this to build the Emulation Station for gaming. I followed all of steps exactly. I properly formatted my SD card, I downloaded all the proper files and images in the tutorials, I used win32 and successfully wrote images to the SD card. When I put SD card in the Pi, nothing. It doesn’t boot. Just a read light. So I have a stupid question.

    1. Do I install NOOBS first then add Retropie or do I need to install NOOBS at all?

    I am working with:

    Windows 7
    512 Raspberry Pi B
    HDMI cord
    Ethernet cable
    USB wireless keyboard/mouse

    I have a plethora of controllers ranging from RETRObit adapters, retro link controllers, and a PS3 USB.

    I even returned the Raspberry Pi thinking it was defective and literally got the replacement right now. I am afraid to do anything to this one until, I know if I am doing something wrong. I appreciate any and all feedback in advance.

    #15742
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    InsecureSpike
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    are ya using a powered usb hub?

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    #15744
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    retropsycho
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    No I am not. Do you need this just to get the Pi to boot up? I understand I will need it to play the games.

    #15781
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    InsecureSpike
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    I have had issues in the past about boot problems, and this fixed it for me

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    #16012
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    trimmtrabb
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    Yeah as above, try another power source (a decent 1A) and/or another SD card

    If you have found the solution to your problem please mark the topic as resolved.

    #16028
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    retropsycho
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    Ok I will try that. Do I have to install noobs first before installing retropie or can I just install retropie?

    #16042
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    trimmtrabb
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    No you don’t need to use noobs

    If you have found the solution to your problem please mark the topic as resolved.

    #16082
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    zsprawl
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    You can try loading n00bs on a card and see if that boots though. If it doesn’t you know it’s a hardware/power issue.

    #16151
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    retropsycho
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    I am up and running. Thank you guys for the input.

    #16302
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    smatticus
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    Have you made sure the SD card is actually properly inserted? I had that issue once where I thought I had put the card all the way in but it didn’t boot so as per tech support 101 I “unplugged it and plugged it back in”. Turns out the SD card wasn’t making contact

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