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Raspberry Pi Zero W not booting
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Raspberry Pi Zero W not booting

by mhazrat on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:54 pm

It's not powering up. I don't want to return, I want to exchange for working one!

Yes I did plug in the power and HDMI correctly. I saw the LED light up and started loading the preinstalled SD card for 10 seconds then just went blank. Now there is no response or LED lighting up.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W not booting

by adafruit_support_carter on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:57 pm

What have you done so far to try and get it working? (nvm. info added to original post)

What operating system are you using? What is the HDMI display?

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W not booting

by mhazrat on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:02 pm

It is my living room TV with HDMI adapter to mini. My laptop has Win10 but I just tried the preloaded SD card it came with. It seemed to be loading fine for first few seconds.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W not booting

by adafruit_support_carter on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:12 pm

Try reimaging the SD card with a fresh install of NooBs downloaded from here:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

The Pi Zero W requires an image update that didn't get put on the pre-packaged SD cards:
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=113576#p568501

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W not booting

by WA9LT on Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:06 pm

I had the same problem and reimaging the SD card with a fresh install of NooBs works.

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