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I have a Raspberry Pi 3 & a Windows 10 PC. I have extracted the NOOBS file and saved the extracted file on an SD Card. I tried to do the first boot on my Raspberry Pi with the SD Card inserted and also the HDMI cable and Keyboard & Mouse inserted into the USB of the Raspi. Unfortunately my display doesn't seem to show anything and is blank. I know for certain that the HDMI cable & my display works perfectly since they work with my PC. I read on a couple of forums that I must add the following line 'hdmi_force_hotplug=1' to the config.txt file in the NOOBS folder on the SD card. But I cannot seem to find the config.txt file. Below is the screenshot of how my noobs folder looks like.

Noobs folder

  • You should edit any extra information into your post, not as an answer. I don't know where you read about config.txt, but this is for Raspbian. I can't help with NOOBS - few, if any, of the experienced users on this site use NOOBS, but directly install Raspbian. – Milliways Apr 1 '16 at 4:48
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Directly install Raspbian

Because I couldn't use the NOOBs setup either, I strongly recommend you try to install the image of your favourite operating system directly on the sd card.


Useful links:

Raspbian img file: http://www.chip.de/downloads/Raspbian-Jessie-fuer-Raspberry-Pi_56691903.html

Img installer: http://www.chip.de/downloads/Win32-Disk-Imager_46121030.html

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As far as I understand, you didn't install any OS to your RPi yet.

I see you extracted files under F:\NOOBS_v1_9_0, but files must be at root, check here for detailed introduction.

btw: config.txt and hdmi_force_hotplug=1 for already installed Raspbians

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