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First time RasPi user here.

Bought a Pi Zero W. I've loaded the Rapian Lite (64 bit) downloaded from Raspberry Pi website onto a 32gb scan disc micro usb card. I created a file inside the "boot" folder called "ssh" with no extension. When SD card is in the Pi Zero, the green led flashes 7 times in a row then pauses and continues with another 7 flashes. I assume this means boot was successful.

The Pi zero isn't showing anything when I connect via hdmi to either of my monitors (Asus PG model via the HDMI, or my Alienware monitor). Monitors just don't recognise anything.

On my PC (windows 11), I additionally I can't find the Pi's IP address. I've connected it via a Micro B to ethernet adapter and then ethernet connection to my router. The router is TP Link Archer VR1600v. Opening up the Router admin, no Raspberry device is listed in the Client devices (Advanced/Network/Lan settings). I've used AngryIP with no RaspberryPi listed. Tried Nmap with this command line ( nmap -sn 192.168.1.0/24 ). And there is no RaspberryPi listed. I've opened up the cmd in windows and done ping raspi ping raspberrypi.

I'm at a loss of what to try next.

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  • Your Micro B to Ethernet adapter should work correctly. You may test it with another device to ensure it is providing network connectivity.
    – liaifat85
    Commented Jun 1 at 14:48
  • 7 flashes. I assume this means boot was successful ... do not assume anything ... check what the code means
    – jsotola
    Commented Jun 1 at 21:46

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I'm at a loss of what to try next.

A 32-bit OS, since the Pi Zero W is not 64-bit.

the green led flashes 7 times in a row then pauses and continues with another 7 flashes. I assume this means boot was successful

Nope: https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/computers/configuration.html#led-warning-flash-codes

This would have been pretty much thrown in your face if you had read "Configuration on first boot" in the "Getting started" section of the manufacturer's incredibly easy to find online documentation. Pretty sure the link is even on a slip of paper that came in the box. I mention this because you are going to have a hard time if you ignore existing documentation...

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