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I suspect my Pi is dead...

I have a B7 from the kickstarter. When I turn on power, it flashes multiple colors and then goes all blue and sits there. I let it sit for a good half hour, just to be sure.

The SD card is well-seated. All pumps light up.

I saw in some answers that plugging in HDMI and watching the boot is a good place to start, but the HDMI port is right next to pump ports 9-15, and it butts right against two of them with about 2mm clearance.

There's simply no way to get an HDMI cable plugged in unless I removed two of the plugs (not really possible, of course).

Am I hosed?

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Progress - I removed the two screws on the Pi and was able to move it JUST enough to get the HDMI cable in.

I power up, the dispensers go to blue, but HDMI never gets signal.

Also, the Pi gets REALLY hot around C6. Is this normal?

Any adult supervision on diagnostics I can do?

PS: I posted a video - https://www.facebook.com/thedogberry/vid...

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If you power up your Pi independently from a USB source and your HDMI output doesn't light up a display, then your is Pi likely dead. A Pi 3 and the latest software should get you up and running again.

Download the RPI3 image here:

https://partyrobotics.com/pages/docs

No need to unzip when you're done. It's already an .img file.

While that's downloading, download and install an image writing program for your os.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio...

Point it to the .img file and put it on a microSD card that's at least 4GB.

Pop it into your RPI and you should be good to go. Should be that easy.

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