Boilerben wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:05 pm
Total first timer here trying to get my pi 3 configured for my daughter. Our home network SSID is not broadcast meaning it doesn't appear in a list of available networks, you have to know the name. We successfully installed NOOBS and connected to network via Ethernet and it worked great. We started playing with the GPIO and accidentally shorted the 3.3V power on the breadboard. The pi restarted itself but we aren't connected to the Internet anymore. Figured I'd connect to wifi but I don't see a way to connect to a "hidden" SSID.
Any advice? Also need to know how to activate sound. I tried connecting the audio output to a speaker but no sound.
Beyond the need to some tweaking to connect to a hidden network, if your Pi happily connected to the network via ethernet before the "incident" and does not after it is very likely something bad has happened to it hardware wise. The Pi very much does not like 5v connected to 3.3v, nor either shorted to ground.
In terms of the speaker, the 3.5mm jack of a PI is designed to drive either small earbuds (32 ohm micro speakers), OR to drive an audio amplifier, its NOT designed to directly drive larger (8 or 32 Ohm) speakers.You should be able to hear something, but you really need either a audio amp HAT or a set of powered speakers. Do you hear anything with a pair of headphones plugged into the jack?