Hello i just made build my first Raspberry pi4 (8Gb) build and i have run into a weird issue. When i Turn it off with (either via terminal or normal) it seems to keep sucking energy and stays warm. when i woke up today i held my hand over the case and i was very warm 40C~ my room temp is around 20C. I made sure to properly shut it down and check only letting the cable stay connected because i noticed the high temp yesterday after a shutdown and 2 hour period as well. The red LED also stays on idk if that helps. And temperatures while running are 40C-48C so basically the same.

Further information: Raspberry pi4 8gb, Latest 32bit version of raspian (installed via NOOBS), Argon One 40Case, network boot not enabled, Wlan connection,

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The only way to "stop" the Raspberry Pi from running is to remove power. If you're supplying power through the USB-C connector, just pull that out. The red LED will go out, and you'll see it cool down then. :)

A bit different on RPi than many Linux boxes. Usually shutdown powers down, but that's not the case with Raspberry Pi.

  • Thank you very much i was worrying mine was broken since i couldn't find anything on that matter on the internet and i also have Clock speed issues. :D
    – Rene H.
    Jun 8, 2020 at 12:37
  • @ReneH.: Glad it helped. If you don't mind, please take a moment to read this. You may also find the tour informative.
    – Seamus
    Jun 8, 2020 at 20:43

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