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I was successfully using my rPi2B until I ran a full update of the software and firmware on the Volumio 1.55 image.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo rpi-update

This caused some issues with the HAT I was using so I decided to wipe the SD card and reinstall the image. After reading some threads on forums it may be a kernel issue.

Now when I connect the pi, I see that the pwr (red) and act (green) leds are on constantly but the ethernet port has no lights at all.

I cannot SSH into the pi anymore (router does not detect the pi) and the hdmi port does not display anything. I have tried a different SD card and ethernet cables. My power supply is 5A 2V.

While I wait on a different image to dl, what other steps can I do to test if the ethernet port is working correctly?

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  • Does SSH report an error? The security credentials would have been newly created on the Pi and SSH will complain if it can talk to the Pi?
    – joan
    Dec 5 '15 at 16:39
  • The Pi isn't even detected on the network anymore
    – myol
    Dec 5 '15 at 16:44
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    I suspect the card has not been reimaged properly. Do the LEDs flash when power is applied?
    – joan
    Dec 5 '15 at 16:49
  • @joan actually no, they just turn on and stay lit. No flashing.
    – myol
    Dec 5 '15 at 16:51
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Now when I connect the pi, I see that the pwr (red) and act (green) leds are on constantly but the ethernet port has no lights at all.

Steady green ACT on a model 2 is an unusable (e.g., not formatted correctly) or absent SD card.

Try taking the SD card out and turning it on. You'll get the same thing as you are now.

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  • That was it! Somehow I fluked formatting the SD the first time...
    – myol
    Dec 5 '15 at 18:46

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