Pi Zero not booting, getting hot


Just tried to boot my pi zero up for the first time and nothing happens apart from a very hot spot occurring where the red ring is in the picture.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Technical Support

Hello Jack!

Hmm that doesn’t sound good.
Just to make sure: There’s no SD card in the SD card Slot on your picture. Did you boot with a working system or a fresh NOOBS card?

You can download NOOBS here:

And here’s a tutorial on how to copy the files to an SD card:

Please make sure that you have a working sd card or try one or our NOOBS cards from the shop.

Best Regards,


Hi, Have you resolved the problem? I met the same issue too.