So, like the title says: My Raspberry pi 2b is not booting after the card was ejected while working.
I was watching some Kodi media, then it froze, I realized that the SD Card was ejected (there is a problem in the slot).
After that even though I have formatted the SD card and copied NOOBS, the pi is not booting. It just stays with green and red lights on and not flashing.

I would love to hard reset it somehow if that could be of any use but can't find how.

Any ideas?

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    Hello and welcome to this community. || Alright, so, what do you want? The problem isn't clear enough (for me!). Add more details if it's possible.
    – M. Rostami
    Jan 19, 2020 at 18:30
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    hi thanks for the welcome. I make a question in the end of the paragraph: how to hard reset the raspberry pi. ( "Would love to hard reset it somehow if that could be of any use but can't find how. Any ideas?")
    – xbass540
    Jan 19, 2020 at 19:57
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    why don't you ask directly how do you hard reset a Pi-2? instead of any ideas?
    – jsotola
    Jan 19, 2020 at 20:15
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    May be solved by this answer.
    – M. Rostami
    Jan 19, 2020 at 20:34
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    Have you tried different media? Perhaps the SD was corrupted/damaged?
    – 0xSheepdog
    Jan 19, 2020 at 20:36

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There is NOTHING to reset if you do a fresh installation.

Do NOT use NOOBS install Raspbian.

If you install using Etcher (as recommended) this will verify the image after copying.

It is quite likely (if you have been using the same SD Card since the Pi2) that the SD Card is worn out - I suggest a new SD Card.

See The Boot Problems Sticky if you want to diagnose any problems.

  • Why would it be worn out? You can make fs read-only. Jan 20, 2020 at 3:38
  • @DmitryGrigoryev Had you mounted the FS ro, the SD card could not possibly wear out. I personally, don't do it, but I do disable systemd-journald and many other services that write to the SD card. Also, I link some directories to /tmp. Jan 27, 2020 at 8:21

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