Official 7" Touchscreen Display all black


#1

HI,
I just got my wonderful Pi touchscreen display. I use it with an older model B, but it should be working with that as well.

I have downloaded latest Raspian and run the Sudo apt-get update and Upgrade, Reboot, checked the cables between the screens board and the Pi, but still only a black screen.

I use two power supplies so I should have enough power to run both.

Any suggestions as to what I can do to get i to work?

Thanks for any help!

Kristian Nielsen, Copenhagen


#2

I had this exact problem, and the only way to fix it was running a sudo rpi-update. Give it a shot.


#3

Thanks! I’ll give it a shot tonight!

Great!

Cheers from Copenhagen!


#4

Hmmm, it doesn’t seem to work… did you use the model B?

I did the upgrade of the firmware and it went well, but no change in behavior i.e. still a completely black screen.

Can anyone please confirm that the Raspberry Pi Display works with model B.

Thanks

Regards,
Kristian


#5

The display does not work (yet) with the model B (both rev 1 and rev2) and model A.
See this thread on the Raspberry Pi forums for the details: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=120460
It has to do with the fact that the I2C connections are not available on the Pi display connector for models A and B. Hopefully there will be a firmware update to support the original models A and B.
If so, you will need the extra jumper cables to connect the I2C from the display board to the PI.


#6

Thanks for the info… The only consolation is that my display probably is not malfunctioning. Guess I’ll just have to wait for the firmware or give in and get a model 2 :)