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@Leech i don't trust windows to read ext4 partitions. And your story proved it ...
Still i'm glad you recovered everything this way, congratz 🙂
Never mind it was an issue with the hdmi cable being dirty oops
Make sure you start the pad by pressing R + START.
Mine take several minutes for the connection to be established; if the blue led turns off, start the pad again (same thing if the pad connects only within seconds: it's probably a bad sign =))
Are you using a pi3 without a bt dongle ? We don't support the pi3 bt yet