Pi zero stopping when plugging USB adaptor


#1

Hi,

I just received my pi zero W, and when plugging the USB adaptor, the pi is stopping.
If it’s only with the power, it boots nicely.

Any idea ?

Thanks !


#2

what USB adapter are you using? if a ‘shim’ type are you 100% sure it is inserted the right way?


#3

Hi,
I’m using the one I got with the Pi Zero W Starter Kit


#4

sounds like the adapter could be defective, drop support@pimoroni.com a line and they’ll sort it out.


#5

i have a similar thing… when i plug in the supplied micro usb to usb adapter… the pi zero reboots.


#6

rebooting when live plugging things is a different thing - depending on what you have hooked up to the adaptor then you may induce a power spike that will take the host down.


#7

good point, its your 3port usb/ethernet adapter i was plugging in… with the ethernet attached


#8

Hi all,
the error was in fact from a short-circuit in the adaptor which prevented the pi to boot.
regards