I was lucky and got hands on an early Raspberry Pi Zero.
I've downloaded the latest Raspbian SD card image from the Raspberry Pi website.
Powering on the Pi Zero with this SD card, the Zero remains dark and silent. No LEDs, no screen output.
Over at the Raspberry Pi Forum, I read in the sticky Boot Problems thread https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=58151 (third post addresses Pi Zero):
- You must use NOOBS 1.5 for the PiZero
Does this mean the Zero cannot boot from the Raspbian image?
Edit 2017: This point hase been clarified on the raspberrypi forum and this question is now obsolete. Now, the forum reads
- If you want to use NOOBS you must use NOOBS 1.5 (or later) for the PiZero, and 2.4 or later for the PIZero W with WiFi.