I love the giant-killer nature of the Pi + RoPieee (plus a HAT and HQPlayer NAA… ok, we complicate things), but the one thing I don’t like is that if I need to power it down (like if I’m moving gear around, or if I’m testing it with another system, etc…), it often won’t boot back up properly.
The RoPieee web interface will come back up for a moment, but then it goes down again, and there’s no network connection.
Sometimes I’ll unplug/plug it in a few times, and then it’ll come back. Most of the time tho the only solution is to reflash the SD card.
I always make sure the ethernet cable is connected when it boots, and I do go into the web interface to select “shut down” but that doesn’t always ensure that it boots up again.
Absolute power absolutely makes the situation worse.
Seriously, I avoid the issue by rarely powering down outside of updates. I do remember having issues when I was first “playing” with RoPieee, so pulling plugs, etc. Generally I find the endpoints really reliable.
But was wanting to test the Pi/HAT with a different system, and I kept putting it off because I was nervous about this very thing.
Sure enough, reflash was needed.
The added bummer is that I built a case for it out of walnut, and it requires some dismantling to get to the SD card. Working on a new case design that makes everything easy to get to without unscrewing the case.
(Anyway, that’s beside the point… just wondering if there’ s a way to prevent SD-card sadness when power cycling.)
One of mine gets powered off after every use don’t want the lights blinking as its in the bedroom, never has a single issue. I do have an inline power switch perhaps that helps. Comes back every time no issues.