My raspberry worked fine with a 5V-2A charger. From few days, It boots only with the energy coming from the USB cable from my computer. If I use the usual charger, it goes in a boot loop, displaying the colored screen and rebooting itself. I tried with different charger (5V-2A) and the result is the same. Why is this happening? What charger should I buy?


The Pi used to boot from a charger. The Pi no longer boots from that charger. The charger is failing, you need to buy a new one.

The Pi doesn't boot from a different charger which claims to be 5V at 2 amp. That charger is no good, you need to buy a new one.

Are you sure you haven't added something to the Pi (e.g. a new screen) which has increased the power requirements?

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  • Yes, the pi isn't plugged with anything. Shouldn't the energy from the USB cable be lower than the one from the power supply? – Camilla8 Jan 3 '18 at 18:29
  • @Camilla8 Your experience suggests otherwise. Are you connecting the chargers and the USB cable via the microUSB port on the Pi? – joan Jan 3 '18 at 18:38
  • Computer USB --- Raspberry Micro USB – Camilla8 Jan 3 '18 at 18:44

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