I am trying to connect keyboard on my raspberry pi alongwith hdmi. But when i connect keyboard to the rpi, hdmi stops working and vice versa. But they both are working alone but not together. Any ideas how i can make them both work together.

This is my config.txt file and these are my current configuration for running hdmi on rpi.

# uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode
# uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
# and your display can output without overscan
# uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
# goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
# uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
# overscan.
# uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output
# uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)
# uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
# DMT (computer monitor) modes
# uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
# no display
# uncomment for composite PAL
#uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.

any thing i am doing wrong?? Any help would be appreciated.

Tejvir Singh

  • Sorry for wrong heading. Its keyboard not working with hdmi.. Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 11:28
  • POwer problems. Your keyboard is sucking to much juice and killing the HDMI. Because HDMI also uses power to run. Generally, anything that breaks on the Pi us because of power. ;(
    – Piotr Kula
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 14:17
  • But i am providing it 5V supply from a adapter.. what else can i try?? Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 14:35
  • Volts not not provide juice "Amps". BUt you might even use a 2Amp power supply but because the older Pi's uses these weird fuses it might still cause problems. Best bet is power power directly on GPIO 5vcc, as this feeds the USB and HDMI directly without any fuses(which is good here but can be bad for other things) How much juice "Amps" has your 5V USB thing-a-ma-jig have?
    – Piotr Kula
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 14:38
  • This means we can give power directly to the 5VCC gpio??? Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 14:39

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Similar to my problem: Will not boot, black screen only

90% of all problems are power supply.

Try a bigger current one - some of the stock PSUs don't have enough current. I used a Nexus 7 PSU - it is 2A works fine - but a reinstall of NOOBS fixed it.

  • Okay.. I'll try using a power supply with 2 AMPs.. And i'll post the results.. Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 18:33

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