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Is my raspberry pi zero w broken?

Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:14 pm

I installed raspbian on my 16gb microsd card. After putting in the sd card in my raspberry pi and connecting it to my network using http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PCS-For-Andr ... rmvSB=true and http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-2-0-Fast- ... 2749.l2649 I ssh'd into it and everything worked fine. But later I needed more usb ports so I connected https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-4-P ... 0NURK?th=1 instead of my ethernet adaptor, which I connected to my usb hub. After that I tryed to ssh'ing into my raspberry pi and it still didn't work, so I checked devices connected to my router and the raspberry pi wasn't there, then I tryed to connect my raspberry pi only using the ethernet adaptor and it didn't work, so I reinstalled raspbian like 5 times, tryed to connect to it over wifi, usb and nothing worked..

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Re: Is my raspberry pi zero w broken?

Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:30 pm

Welcome to the Raspberry Pi forums.

You will find a solution from one of the following sources of Troubleshooting advice:

There is a Troubleshooting guide in Issue 60 of the MagPi magazine which you can access for free online. https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/issues/60/

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have a Troubleshooting Guide on their website: https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/tr ... ing-guide/

These forums have a post which contains all the information currently available about getting an RPi to boot: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=58151

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Re: Is my raspberry pi zero w broken?

Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:34 pm

Whilst it's not hard to blow the Pi usb, I wouldn't think just plugging in a different hub would damage it ..

There should be some indication of what's wrong in the boot-up status messages the Pi displays on the HDMI screen (you can use your TV if you don't have a 'real' display :-) )

PS Ummm .. I know this sounds rarther too obvious, but the Pi Zero micro-USB sockets are not 'interchangable' ... only the one marked 'usb' has actually has data signals (although both it and the one marked 'pwr' can be used for power) ..

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