I am running Noobs, it boots fine and runs fine but when I shut down the screen stays powered on, etc. What shout I tweak? I've already tried shutting down from the console, checked Hardware/software configurations, all seems fine but still wont completely power down.

  • 1
    how is the screen powered?
    – jsotola
    Mar 30, 2021 at 5:23
  • Is it even supposed to be powered down? Mar 30, 2021 at 6:54
  • Firstly I would avoid Noobs, try a fresh install of Raspberry Pi OS. Maybe ask on the PiTop3 forum forum.pi-top.com/c/pi-top-3
    – CoderMike
    Mar 30, 2021 at 7:58
  • @DmitryGrigoryev, Yes, I also have a Pi 400 and it powers down after shutdown.
    – bradly
    Mar 31, 2021 at 12:37
  • @CoderMike I intalled Raspberry Pi and it still wont Turn off. ? hardware issue? I've gone through raspi-config but nothing to tweak there, etc. Weird.
    – bradly
    Mar 31, 2021 at 12:40

1 Answer 1


Noobs isn't really an operating system and isn't meant to be shut down. You are supposed to use it only on the first boot to choose a real OS.

  • I just installed Raspberry Pi but it still happens.
    – bradly
    Mar 31, 2021 at 12:42

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.