Pi Zero W with 000F Revision

Issue explained here: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/758
And here: https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/818

When I first booted the Pi Zero W, there was no ACT LED flashing yet it still booted.
The device had no wifi or bluetooth, I ran iwconfig and hcitool dev and nothing showed up.

cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep ‘Revision’ | awk ‘{print $3}’ outputs: 000f when it should be 9000c1

added “force_board_rev=0x9000c1” at the end of config.txt and ACT LED lit up for the first time, only resulting in the device not booting.

Doesn’t look like there is a fix that I can apply for this either, as the PI needs to be programmed properly when in factory, doesn’t look like this one was.
Wanting to know if there is anything we can do about a replacement?

@Aidan, I’ve read through the linked issues. If it is a fault with factory configuration of the PI Zero W, maybe you’ve seen this before? Can you please help Tyrone, my Pi knowledge isn’t up to it. Thanks!

  • Chris