I am new to using Pi and know little about programming and hacking. I have been having issues with connecting my Pi 3 to a moniter or a screen of some sort, I also cant ping it. I put in ping raspberrypi and it gives me Ping request could not find host raspberrypi. Please check the name and try again. The Pi is running Raspbian OS. Along with everybodys questions my AMP and Voltage is 5V and 2.5A im using the wall brick that came with the PI

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    Clarify what you are trying to do? Because pinging the pi and connecting it to a screen are two separate operations. You connect it to a screen with an HDMI cable, with the port located on the side of the pi. Pinging the Pi requires that it is on your local area network, and responsive to internet requests. How exactly do you want to set the Pi up?
    – Nalaurien
    Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 15:03
  • So what im trying to do mostly is connecting it to a screen, but ive tried with an HDMI cable and made sure i was on the right sorce but still nothing. I also am having an issue with pinging it but i know the IP adress and still I get a error saying that '(IP adress) refuses to connect'. Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 19:44
  • Which power cable are you using? The RPi 3 requires 2.5 Amps, rather that the usual 2.1 Amps output by standard phone chargers.
    – user67191
    Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 20:22
  • In addition to what others have said: Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 20:24
  • If your monitor has more than 1 input, like most, you need to make sure it has HDMI input selected, usually using buttons on the monitor, or that it will automatically find active inputs. Assuming yes, what makes you think your Pi is booted up to a state to be producing output, since you cannot log in locally (no display) or via network (no ping)? The green LED indicates memory access, so when you boot, you should see it flashing for about 30 seconds. Are you using a known-working memory card, known to work on your exact Pi? Is that how you "know the IP adress"? (*) Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 20:40


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