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Raspberry Pi B+ with AdaFruit Screen

Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:12 pm

Hi there,

I have a, hopefully, small issue with the B+ and AdaFruit screen which I'm sure others have as well. The screen's socket is shorter than the GPIO pins. Looking at photos on web I cannot find exactly where to start - judging by the comment of the 5mm overhang I'm assuming I connect the screen to the pins starting with the furthest from the USB sockets.

However all I get is a white screen although I can see the Pi is going through its normal startup.

Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Raspberry Pi B+ with AdaFruit Screen

Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:16 pm

Which Adafruit screen, there's at least five of them that I know of (including http://adafruit.com/products/1770 which is my screen)?
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Re: Raspberry Pi B+ with AdaFruit Screen

Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:53 pm

demsley wrote:Hi there,

I have a, hopefully, small issue with the B+ and AdaFruit screen which I'm sure others have as well. The screen's socket is shorter than the GPIO pins. Looking at photos on web I cannot find exactly where to start - judging by the comment of the 5mm overhang I'm assuming I connect the screen to the pins starting with the furthest from the USB sockets.

However all I get is a white screen although I can see the Pi is going through its normal startup.
yes, the first 26 pins (furthest from the USB) are what you should be connecting to.



demsley wrote:Any ideas anyone?
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Dave
Have you put in the corresponding software? (It's not plug and play).
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Re: Raspberry Pi B+ with AdaFruit Screen

Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:55 pm

Hi there, thanks for the replies.

I have installed the software as per - https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pit ... sy-install

The model is a 1601B.

I've reinstalled the s/w just incase but still white screen.

Any ideas?

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Re: Raspberry Pi B+ with AdaFruit Screen

Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:20 pm

OK I have found it to be erroring when loading the driver software so I've done a full install from scratch using the Raspbian B+ image from here: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pit ... sy-install

Thanks for all help


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