So I have only used my raspberry pi 2 a couple of times and worked perfectly with Raspbian and KODI. But now I went to use it this afternoon after school and found it wasn't turning on (only red light)... Then there was my KODI card, it was flashing the green light with a red light constantly (then lots of solid red without green) on and Flickering on the display was the main rainbowy Square Image that appears on startup normally, however on for 3 seconds ish then off for 5 ish etc and did this until I turned it off. The only thing I could put it down to is being unplugged incorrectly (suddenly) and it has build in heatsinks (the case does anyway :-) ) PLEASE HELP, Want to start working on my media center. Thanks Heaps Guys :-)

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Check these:

  1. Use a proper power supply (5 volt, 2-3 A).

  2. Add boot_delay=1 to /boot/config.txt

  • ok used boot_dely=1 but still just flashing (but this time on noobs so improvement :-) ) I will purchase a power supply and try that... I am just using an apple ipad usb socket with my old phone charger usb :p Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 6:05
  • sorry; there was a typo here (delay, not dely). The correct code is boot_delay=1
    – Omid1989
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 6:11
  • Glad to hear it works. But buying a proper power supply is also highly recommended. Also, if the answer helped you, you may want to accept it.
    – Omid1989
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 6:46

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