I have connected an HDMI cable to my TV and Raspberry Pi Zero. Its a fresh Raspberry Pi with no Operating System installed. When I plug the adopter and turn the plug of the adoptor on, nothing shows up on the screen. How can I turn it on?


You need to switch on with an SD card containing an operating system inserted in the Pi's SD card slot. Otherwise nothing will happen.

  • I thought it had some basic system in its ROM. It doesn't have a ROM? – user431 Oct 29 '16 at 8:33
  • @FahadUddin It has a ROM which loads the boot program from SD card (or other simple devices) and then executes the loaded boot program. The Pi does not have a BIOS like system you would have on a PC. – joan Oct 29 '16 at 9:04

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