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Pi3 B+ and official 7" touchscreen not working

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:50 pm
by simonbugler
Anyone got the new 3 B+ working with the 7" screen?

I have it working with the 3 B and have triple checked all connections but can't get the 3 B+ too display anything on the screen with the latest Raspbian.

I know the connection is working because if I put an SD card in with Jessie, the screen does work - but the Pi won't boot beyond rainbow screen ... :(

Using official power supplies.

Re: Pi3 B+ and official 7" touchscreen not working [solved]

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:26 pm
by simonbugler
Solved by using latest RASPBIAN STRETCH WITH DESKTOP rather than LITE and different card reader to write the SD card.

Re: Pi3 B+ and official 7" touchscreen not working

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:24 am
by liamkennedy
Hmm... I'm going to have to test this out. My application specifically uses the Lite version (no need for gui/desktop) and boots in to my application right away. I hope I don't have to maintain two image files - just to support the touchscreen. I guess I'll find out.