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Good day all,

I am new to the Raspberry Pi. I have just purchased a Raspberry pi 3. I downloaded the Raspbian OS and installed it on a brand new 16GB Kingston microSD card.

First time I was successful booting into desktop, set up into my WIFI network. I opened Chromium and opened a youtube page... The screen froze for 10 mins with no response to any keyboard nor mouse. I unplugged the power source.

Upon start up, I could see the booting image, raspberry pi symbol, then the screen went black with a prompt. I can manage to get it to go to console Ctrl+Alt+F1

please let me know what I can do from here.

Thank you.

  • try re-installing raspbian on a different SD card – Jaromanda X Feb 22 '18 at 22:58
  • What is the LED's telling you? Follow the troubleshooting at elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting – MatsK Feb 23 '18 at 7:00
  • What does journalctl -e tell you? – Ingo Feb 25 '18 at 22:36
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Here are some suggestions:

  • Since, you can manage to get in to the console. Try typing startx to boot into GUI.
  • PowerOff your Raspberry Pi, remove the SD Card and re-insert it.
  • Reinstall Raspbian on new SD Card and try it.

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