PiZero unresponsive, no wifi

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kc2npz
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PiZero unresponsive, no wifi

Post by kc2npz » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:50 am

After a year my pi star is no longer on the network, tried to find it's wifi to connect and do setup, not showing up. tried a new image but not sure if I did the right one (used a new card), for the new image nothing comes up on the screen and no wifi of pi-star shows.

Any thoughts?

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Re: PiZero unresponsive, no wifi

Post by KE7FNS » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:59 am

What do you mean by screen? An OLED or a Nextion??

I'd plug it into a monitor and watch to see if you get a normal boot sequence.

You should see a full screen color wheel pattern and then a bunch of scrolling text and finally a login prompt. If you don't understand what you are supposed to be looking at just search for a raspberry pi boot video on youtube. If you don't get anything either the SD card is corrupted/bad or the RPi is hosed. It could be the SD card you used is incompatible so try a different brand.

If you are not sure if your RPi is working or not, you can also use the default raspbian images to test and see if the RPi boots and runs properly.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbe ... g-utility/

Good luck.
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Re: PiZero unresponsive, no wifi

Post by MW0MWZ » Fri May 08, 2020 7:41 pm

kc2npz wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:50 am
After a year my pi star is no longer on the network, tried to find it's wifi to connect and do setup, not showing up. tried a new image but not sure if I did the right one (used a new card), for the new image nothing comes up on the screen and no wifi of pi-star shows.

Any thoughts?
Make sure you are using the right image;
Pi-Star_RPi_V4.1.0_26-Mar-2020.zip from http://www.pistar.uk/downloads/
Andy

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