weaseljim
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Newbie, nothing on screen (with no OS on card)

Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 am

I have a Pi 3B (not sure if it's a plus) and a 3500ms power supply. I am not sure there's an OS on the card but shouldn't I at least get a splash screen? I've tried both HDMI to HDMI and HDMI to VGA adapter to a known good monitor.
Any suggestion?
TIA,

drgeoff
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Re: Newbie

Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:11 am

weaseljim wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 am
I have a Pi 3B (not sure if it's a plus) and a 3500ms j supply. I am not sure there's an OS on the card but shouldn't I at least get a splash screen? I've tried both HDMI to HDMI and HDMI to VGA adapter to a known good monitor.
Any suggestion?
TIA,
No OS, no display, not even a splash screen.

(And BTW there is no such thing as a 3500 millisecond power supply.)

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Re: Newbie

Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:42 am

You need a programmed up SD card otherwise you get nothing on the display.
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Re: Newbie

Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:05 pm

Download Raspbian from here:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
and follow the instructions.

weaseljim
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Re: Newbie

Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 pm

drgeoff wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:11 am
weaseljim wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 am
I have a Pi 3B (not sure if it's a plus) and a 3500ms j supply. I am not sure there's an OS on the card but shouldn't I at least get a splash screen? I've tried both HDMI to HDMI and HDMI to VGA adapter to a known good monitor.
Any suggestion?
TIA,
No OS, no display, not even a splash screen.

(And BTW there is no such thing as a 3500 millisecond power supply.)
Typo, ma not ms

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Re: Newbie

Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:41 pm

weaseljim wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 pm
drgeoff wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:11 am
weaseljim wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 am
I have a Pi 3B (not sure if it's a plus) and a 3500ms j supply. I am not sure there's an OS on the card but shouldn't I at least get a splash screen? I've tried both HDMI to HDMI and HDMI to VGA adapter to a known good monitor.
Any suggestion?
TIA,
No OS, no display, not even a splash screen.

(And BTW there is no such thing as a 3500 millisecond power supply.)
Typo, ma not ms

5.1V 2.5A is the Official Power Supply:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... er-supply/
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