This guide covers some of the more common ways in which a Raspberry Pi can be damaged during use. It also provides some simple command line diagnostics you can run to help troubleshoot issues. If you are new to Raspberry Pi, or wondering why yours might be acting up, this is a good guide to read through. Also, it will grow with time, so check back every now and then to see if any new nuggets of knowledge have been added.
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