I intalled noobs and copy it onto my sd card (like here) then I connected my Pi with the PC by HDMI cable. After that I plug Pi in, and the only red light turns on but the second light turned on for less than one second. Now my screen does not show me anything. I put my sd card back and it seems Pi renamed it 'SETTING' and edited the files and the capacity. Please help ** I have Pi 3 and my OS is Ubuntu


The HDMI port on your laptop is an output. You can NOT connect the Pi to a laptop via HDMI and use the laptop's screen. However, you will need a screen and keyboard to configure noobs the first time.

You can however, download Raspbian and burn that to your SD card. Unlike noobs Raspbian can be setup headless, using SSH.

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  • Thank you .. that makes sense .. but this man did that youtube.com/watch?v=6VmlfO7wL40 at 5:35 .. and I have another question please should I format my sd card ? – RM SH Sep 6 '16 at 17:40
  • No he plugs it into a monitor. At 5:34 of the video he connects the Pi to a monitor. – Steve Robillard Sep 6 '16 at 17:52
  • Yes it worked when I connected to the TV. Thank you – RM SH Sep 6 '16 at 18:30
  • @RMSH glad I could help – Steve Robillard Sep 6 '16 at 18:32

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