No HDMI from RPi

Submitted by Mark20 on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:14

Got my Raspberry Pi today. Quickly read a how to get it going, connected it to a computer with a HDMI cable, inserted pre-loaded SD card, attached keyboard, mouse and power and was rewarded with NADA. No video!

Some hunting on the web showed that this is not uncommon. Here is the solution I found:

Specifically I needed to create a file in the root of the SD card config.txt and put in it hdmi_force_hotplug=1

This forces the RPi to assume a HDMI monitor is connected.

I then got the NOOBS setup screen and got Raspidian started.


Is this resolved now?

Not sure if the point of this post was to say that it is still not working, or you got one & it did not work until you did this?

thank you

It did not work until I did this.

Just want to help the next person.