rPi Zero W Issues


#1

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W that the LED will blink when powering up, however there is no output on HDMI nor does the WIFI connect and request an IP from the server.

I have tested the peripherals (SD Card, Keyboard) on another known working Pi Zero W and they work fine. Am I able to do anything or is it best to RMA?


#2

Take a look here and see if you can notice a pattern. It may be a clue as to what’s wrong. :) http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Green_LED_blinks_in_a_specific_pattern


#3

Thanks for that,

Seems from the LED it’s booting, but its not working as expected


#4

How peculiar. I’ve not known anything like this to happen before without there being a fault on the SD card. The only thing I can think of is a faulty HDMI connection which would probably mean getting a replacement Pi.
Unless anyone else has any ideas, I don’t think there’s any more troubleshooting you can really do.


#5

Have you reinstalled the OS? If that doesn’t work, then maybe it is your MicroSD Card. It may be too slow for the Pi.


#6

Hi @flash76,

I don’t think that it can be the speed of the SD - it is a class 10 card. This card when tested works in another zero so that rules that out also. I ended up RMA’ing the unit. Thanks for the help.