I have problem with connecting pi zero to tft screen over hdmi.

  • I tested hdmi cable, config file(same sd card) and tft screen with Pi 3B,
  • I tested micro hdmi adapter(which connected to pi zero) with hdmi to vga converter(Same tft screen with vga input) and working.

what can i do about this situation?

Have a nice day.

Edit:Additional information When i connect pi zero and screen over hdmi, screen is no longer say "no signal".

  • Welcome to Raspberry Pi! Please take the tour and visit the helpcenter to see how things work here. Ok, but what is the problem?
    – Ghanima
    Jan 2, 2019 at 15:38
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    What power supply are you using on the Pi Zero?
    – CoderMike
    Jan 2, 2019 at 15:46
  • you forgot to describe the problem that you are having
    – jsotola
    Jan 3, 2019 at 1:46
  • @CoderMike i used iphone adapter(1A).TFT screen feeding from another supply. Jan 3, 2019 at 6:51
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    @jsotola My problem is connecting pi zero to tft screen over hdmi. When i connect no signal warning on tft screen hiding but after that totally black screen. Jan 3, 2019 at 6:53

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I had a similar problem with my rpi zero w, the lights would light up and the monitor would not display a "no signal warning" it turns out the image on my sd card was for a rpi 2 b+ make sure your image is the right one.

  • Firstly thanks for answer. I downloaded latest rasbian and flashed on sd card with "rufus". Is there another distro or version of rasbian for pi zero? I think all of the change is made by dtb file between different boards. And interesting thing is it is working with VGA adapter. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:21
  • If you are talking about Raspbian then there is no specific version for any Raspberry Pi model. Raspbian runs on all RasPis.
    – Ingo
    Jan 4, 2019 at 11:33
  • I was using motioneye os
    – rpi-noob
    Jan 5, 2019 at 15:37
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    @MawgsaysreinstateMonica I solved the issue with using better hdmi cable. Aug 5, 2020 at 7:54
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    That is helpful to know. Perhaps you ought to post an asnwer, in order to help others?
    – Mawg
    Aug 5, 2020 at 9:07

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