Sunday, June 09, 2024

Raspberry PI Pico with USB-C not working? Try a USB-A cable.

It's a pity the Raspberry Pi PICO comes with the horrible micro USB socket. I purchased what, I guess, is a PI Pico clone board with a USB-C socket on it from AliExpress but was disappointed when none of them seemed to appear on the USB bus.

On a whim, I plugged one in to my computer with a USB-A to C cable and up it came! My guess is that somehow the USB-C wiring isn't right and a proper USB-C port doesn't power on. Anyhow, they work fine and I've now flashed MicroPython v1.23 on to them and all works well.

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