I know at first glance that this question has been asked many times, but I have seen no one with the same problem as me so far. I also was really excited to start using my raspberry pi 3 model B v1.2 but have been stuck on this for the past week and am desperate for a solution.
My first attempt was to image the Raspbian download straight on to the SD. To do this I first overwrite formatted my sd using SD Card Formatter. Next I used win32imager to put the image on the sd card. Upon booting the raspberry pi, the LED did a weird combination and then both turned off, on screen it gave me an error:
"Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)"
My for my second attempt I did the same format and unzipped the NOOBS os on to the sd, when I tried booting, literally nothing happened. Only the power LED was on. I've repeated these steps, tried solutions to other "similar" questions but nothing has worked!
Since the first step actually gave me on screen output, I'm assuming that my SD card is not the problem, but my debugging skills are limited and that's the only assumption I could make.
Any input would be appreciated.