ConradG13
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Pi Zero not working?

Tue May 10, 2016 3:24 am

Hi there, I don't think my Pi zero is working. The power is on and working but, the monitor isn't. (The monitor is not broken) the green light isn't flashing and, I'm using the suggested charger. Any ideas?
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Re: Pi Zero not working?

Tue May 10, 2016 4:00 am

ConradG13 wrote:Hi there, I don't think my Pi zero is working. The power is on and working but, the monitor isn't. (The monitor is not broken) the green light isn't flashing and, I'm using the suggested charger. Any ideas?
Put an sdcard in it with R. jessie lite written to it with dd and cycle the power.

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Re: Pi Zero not working?

Tue May 10, 2016 6:55 am

ConradG13 wrote:Hi there, I don't think my Pi zero is working. The power is on and working but, the monitor isn't. (The monitor is not broken) the green light isn't flashing and, I'm using the suggested charger. Any ideas?
Please read the BOOT STICKY: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=58151#p850218
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Re: Pi Zero not working?

Tue May 10, 2016 7:47 pm

So It can't run the full raspbian so, I need lite?
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Re: Pi Zero not working?

Tue May 10, 2016 7:56 pm

ConradG13 wrote:So It can't run the full raspbian so, I need lite?
Eh? My Zero runs a full version of Raspbian installed on an 8GB SDCard. The latest version of Raspbian & NOOBS/Raspbian is compatible with ALL models of Raspberry Pi.

The hardest part is getting the SDCards formatted as FAT32 and getting NOOBS copied on to a card. If you use the Raspbian image file and Win32DiskImager you only have to worry about expanding the filesystem at the first boot the existing formatting of your SDCard is wiped out by the imager.
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Re: Pi Zero not working?

Tue May 10, 2016 9:51 pm

And how would I do that?
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Re: Pi Zero not working?

Tue May 10, 2016 10:18 pm

ConradG13 wrote:And how would I do that?
Reading the RPF website ??

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

https://www.raspberrypi.org/help
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