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ACT Light Not Working On Raspberry Pi, Fixed!

pranavviswanathan profile image Pranav Viswanathan ・1 min read

I had bought a Raspberry Pi for a hobby of mine, and they are not exactly cheap. A couple of months after the Raspberry I got it, it would simply not boot up. The ACT light would not turn on.

Here's how I fixed it.

Install the RaspberryPi Imager:

  1. Go to this link and download the required software.
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  2. Open the imager.

  3. You will see a screen like the picture given below

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  1. Go to Choose OS -> Misc Utility images -> Bootloader -> SD Card.

  2. Upload the software to an empty SD card.

  3. Insert it into the RaspberryPi and then wait. It is important that it is connected to a monitor at this stage.

  4. After around 5 minutes, a green screen will appear. Turn the Pi off and then insert a SD card with the desired OS into the PI.

  5. Wait for a few minutes and the Raspberry Pi will boot up.

Happy coding!

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