I just bought a Rapsberry Pi 3 with case, the noobs SD card and a Skywriter Hat but when I put it together I couldn’t get it to start. I took out the micro SD and put it into my Windows PC thinking I’d try re-installing the OS but the PC couldn’t see the card.
Thinking it was a faulty SD card I bought a new SD card, put it in my Windows PC and installed Raspian, then tried it in the Raspberry Pi. This started to boot but stopped with a kernal panic, the message was something like it couldn’t sync to a non-existent block. I decide to try noobs instead but when I put the SD card back in my Windows PC the PC couldn’t see this card now.
It looks as if this Raspberry Pi is blowing SD cards. The next obvious test would be to disconnect the Skywriter Hat but I don’t want to keep doing these tests if they are going to blow up SD cards every time. Any idea what I should do next?