Pi Zero doesn't power up


I ordered a pi zero, connected my phone charger and nothing happens, no led, no display on TV hdmi. So I contacted pimoroni support who advised to put à SD Card, same problem; pi zero doesn’t power on.

So i’m wondering if its not me the problem…

I sent a video of my tests on youtube :

Can you tell me if the led should light up when we connect the power source without SD Card in the pi?
Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for your help.


No, you NEED a SD to get any LED activity. Not only that you need a compatible version of Raspbian on it - a new version has just been released yesterday in fact, but anything you may have downloaded from http://raspberrypi.org in the last 9 months would be OK.