So I install the latest image of retropie, and boot it up on my rpi3. Plug it into my hdmi arcade cab, connect to wifi, add games from pc via wifi, force audio to 3.5 or I'd have no sound, restart, play roms just fine, then here is when I have the issue... I shut it down. It doesn't matter how. But after I do I have nothing when I try to restart. I thought corrupt sd card but it happens on all that I try on. For days I have had to reimage and go through all this over and over again.
I finally realized it's booting, but just not displaying. I can connect to it via wifi and even add roms. I'm not a bash or Linux guy but I'm tired of reimaging. What can I do to force this to display on my hdmi after rebooting?
Without a display, I'm not sure how to diagnose/fix this issue. I can tell you I'm for sure over reimaging though so if anything can be done please help!