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Raspberry Pi Zero Dead on Arrival
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Raspberry Pi Zero Dead on Arrival

by Awesomebraincool on Sun May 02, 2021 12:29 pm

When I opened the package I loaded raspbian lite onto a micro sd card and plugged it in. I then plugged the raspberry pi into the wall. Upon plugging it into the "pwr in" micro usb port there was no signs of life. No green and red flashing lights like the other boards I own. Can you guys help me? Thanks! Matthew

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero Dead on Arrival

by franklin97355 on Sun May 02, 2021 12:40 pm

What did you use to format and load the image and did you test the SD card on other pi zeros?

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero Dead on Arrival

by alphanumeric on Mon May 03, 2021 7:57 am

Does that power supply work on another Pi?
Do you have another power supply to try?

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero Dead on Arrival

by Awesomebraincool on Fri May 07, 2021 5:04 pm

I have a pi zero w and a pi 4. I tried 2 different power cord and 2 different powers supplies in 2 different outlets. I know all of my hardware works. I also tried 3 different sd cards all formatted with balenaEtcher and the latest version of raspbian lite os. I have 2 other raspberry pis and both of them work properly all with signs of life. No matter what I do I can get the new raspberry pi from adafruit to turn on. What else can I do? Matthew

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero Dead on Arrival

by alphanumeric on Fri May 07, 2021 5:15 pm

Sounds like its dead to me. I'd e-mail Adafruit tech support with a link to this thread.
https://www.adafruit.com/contact_us

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero Dead on Arrival

by adafruit_support_carter on Fri May 07, 2021 9:20 pm

Agree, it's not sounding hopeful. Please try this one additional check:
https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi ... -zero-dead

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