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RPi + OpenELEC Raspberry Pi Zero W, WS2801. Hyperion Connected, but no lights

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by nach00, 27 June 2018.

  1. nach00

    nach00 New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +Arduino, +PhilipsHue
    Hi,

    I've successfully finished this project multiple times, but this is the first time I've tried with a Pi Zero W. All others have been with a Pi2B. I'm thinking it should be pretty much the same, but I can't figure out why the lights aren't changing. I've managed to connect to the Pi with Hyperion, install the program, and send the config file, but nothing on the lights change. No bootup light sequence, nor auto-update color picker.
    I've checked and double checked my wiring connection and it seems that it's connected the way it's supposed to be. Any tips? I feel like I might be missing an option somewhere in Hyperion that I forgot. Thanks
     
  2. nach00

    nach00 New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +Arduino, +PhilipsHue
    I can't figure out what I've done wrong. The cabling should be perfectly fine. But based on my trouble shooting, I think I've done everything right.

    I switched over to my RPi2, and I'm still having the same problems! Not sure why.
     
  3. thommy86

    thommy86 Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +Arduino, +PhilipsHue
    In another topic I also mentioned that I had issues to get is working with a Pi zero W. I did some troubleshooting with other Pi's but couldn't pin point the problem. With the Pi zero W I noticed that a restart of the service would work.

    Start Pi, check if the hyperion service is running (top), manualy stop/start hyperion (or with hypercon) = This worked for me.

    If this is not working for you, please share more information so others can relate to your problem.
    Goodluck!
     
  4. nach00

    nach00 New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +Arduino, +PhilipsHue
    I figured it out.

    After I changed to the Pi2, i mentioned the problems still happened. I knew it wasn't my wiring, because it was working before. After much futher investigation, I found the problem. It was the first LED light connected to the wiring apparently got damaged in between use. Maybe when I was moving the TV, the dangling cable somehow got damaged, or maybe my cat messed with it. Anyway, a bunch of things went wrong in between use, but I finally got it all working. Thanks for your tip.