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My R-PI has been working fine for the past 5 days in a row with the official Soft-float Debian "wheezy", it was hard powered off by removing the plug from the wall, now the boot stops at the screen after the colored splash, the screen is completely black with the red berry logo on the top left corner, I see a cursor for 2/3 seconds and then nothing happens for at least 2 hours (no messages, kernel is not panic-ing, nothing is happening, red light is on, green is off).

I installed a bunch of software since last reboot:

  • java & scala
  • apache
  • mysql
  • php
  • the no-ip.org package

I tried to boot with only the screen connected (no eth, no usb devices), but still same result, I'm not even sure this is hardware related or software related, any debug suggestions?

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The first thing to check is to try if it's not card content problem. Backup your whole SD card, write new firmware onto it (or just use another card if you have one) and check if it's working. If it is, copy all the files from this fresh card's /boot/ partition to some temporary place, recover the old card content and then try overriding files on /boot/ partition with those from temporary folder. It's possible that only kernel or firmware files (which are on /boot/ partition). –  Krzysztof Adamski Apr 9 '13 at 6:14
    
Thanks, I've nothing valuable on that SD so I'll just go for a fresh re-install. –  Arjuna Del Toso Apr 9 '13 at 10:39
    
DON'T JUST PULL THE PLUG. raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/381/… –  goldilocks Apr 9 '13 at 13:55
    
thanks @goldilocks, the plug was pulled by mistake ;) –  Arjuna Del Toso Apr 9 '13 at 16:42
    
I think I found the issue pastebin.com/yGDx5TxM I'll buy a new SD card :( –  Arjuna Del Toso Apr 10 '13 at 21:20

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The problem I described in the question was caused by the SD card being somehow damaged, I bought a new card, re-installed, now everything is working fine!

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What I discovered is that you need to unplug the Raspberry Pi for about 10 minutes before loading the same or another SD card. If I switch cards to use a different OS-setup and doing this to soon I only get a splashscreen. After 10 minutes everything works fine again.

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Can you explain why this might happen? –  Impulss Oct 27 '13 at 22:20

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