I've followed the sticky's, browsed for any solution, i did read the sticky for the Pi Zero aswell, but to no avail. I've used Etcher for the raspbian Stretch aswell with a successful flash.mahjongg wrote: 99% certain you failed to image your SD-card correctly.
go read the boot problem sticky in beginners.
try the use of etcher, writing an image, instead of using NOOBS.
I haven't seen many people use Kingston, so i would assume the compatility is not on my side with the sd card. My SD Card was bought from a legit store though.PhatFil wrote: in my very limited experience your symptoms are identicle to mine when i was using a cheap chinese no brand 32gb class 10? sd card that i had been using in a cheap chinese dashcam.
while it had been fine in the dashcam and in a windows pc to read/copy the video files from and according to etcher was both flashed and validated a-ok, when in a pi-0 .... Nowt!!
and as soon as the postman delivered a 16gb sandisk sd card from a trusted supplier (well good amazon feedback) the pi-0 was up in no time at all..
What SD cards are you using specifically? Mine is a Kingston 16GB SDHC class 4pcmanbob wrote: I use Kingston micro SD cards in all my pi's without any problems, found them to be very reliable, even on pi's running 24/7 one currently at 251 days uptime
Alright thank you. I'm doubting the problem is within my SD card then. When I get home I'll try and get Deeper into the problem.pcmanbob wrote: Mine are all class 4 , 4,8,16GB
Trynez wrote: ↑Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:46 pmI haven't been able to make it show anything on screen yet, even tried pressing 1 or 2 on keyboard to enable hdmi safe mode etc.
I tried re-flashing it with a raspbian img successfully again, and format the sd card with the SD Card Formatter and then drag in the contents of NOOBS into the root directory, still no sign of it working. However, i did try and plug in a normal usb keyboard (not a wireless one) and it only blinks with light shortly when i connect it, or put power to the Pi Zero W. Is this normal? Shouldn't it keep the light on the keyboard on all the time?
Power Supply is a Dash charge (for OnePlus phone) which provides 4Amps at 5v (tested the voltage at the GPIO pins to 5v)
Trynez wrote: ↑Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:13 pmPower Supply is a Dash charge (for OnePlus phone) which provides 4Amps at 5v (tested the voltage at the GPIO pins to 5v)
As i don't have another option at the moment, i use an old MP3 player to read/write to my SD Card. I've hidden files shown on windows and can't see anything added or changed which the mp3 player could possibly do.
I'll get back to you once i've tried flashing Raspbian Stretch with Desktop OS with Etcher again.
Thank you all for trying to help
Thank you so much for your help! I got it booting now, i assumed the mp3 player was compatible since it could read/write. I loaned a labtop which recognized it as SDHC Card, which my PC through the MP3 player did not, and got it flashed, and booting.fruitoftheloom wrote: A SD Card Reader needs to be SDHC Compliant, in the UK USB SD Card Reader from Poundland work OK..