DAC pHAT does not work (On Jessie Light)


I received a pHAD DAC, but does now work. I use solderless head and they are attached pretty firmly.

I installed RPI Jessie light (headless) and ran the script from pimorini.

Here is the status of the device.

pi@raspberrypi:/etc $ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: sndrpihifiberry [snd_rpi_hifiberry_dac], device 0: HifiBerry DAC HiFi pcm5102a-hifi-0 []
Subdevices: 1/1

Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

pi@raspberrypi:/etc $ lsmod | grep snd_soc
snd_soc_hifiberry_dac 3123 0
snd_soc_bcm2835_i2s 7257 2
regmap_mmio 3977 1 snd_soc_bcm2835_i2s
snd_soc_pcm5102a 2245 1
snd_soc_core 176256 3 snd_soc_bcm2835_i2s,snd_soc_hifiberry_dac,snd_soc_pcm5102a
snd_compress 10144 1 snd_soc_core
snd_pcm_dmaengine 6002 1 snd_soc_core
snd_pcm 97825 4 snd_pcm_dmaengine,snd_soc_bcm2835_i2s,snd_soc_core,snd_soc_hifiberry_dac
snd 68784 4 snd_compress,snd_timer,snd_soc_core,snd_pcm

Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance.


Strangely, your post came up just as I was preparing my own post on a very similar subject.

I installed the DAC on my Zero running Jessie lite just a couple of days ago and it works fine. My problem is that I can’t get it to work with the software I’m using.

As I know it works with Jessie lite, may I suggest you try reinstalling?



Thanks, Mike. I’ll try and update result soon.


Yun, I’m sorry, I made a mistake. I’m running it successfully on Stretch, not Jessie.