Piper won’t boot


Red light is on steady, green light flashes initially about two or three times then stays off. What do I need to do to fix it? Thank you.


Oh it looks like the SD card is corrupted.

Feel like expanding your computer skills? If you have another computer and a micro SD card reader, you can try reflashing the card yourself (I do this a lot). If you want to give it a go, follow the instructions below but if you don’t, then follow this link and attach the photo and they will send you a new SD card.

Ok, if you are here then you are ready to expand your knowledge, let’s go!

  1. Download the latest Piper SD card image
    Image for 8 GB SD cards
    Image for 16 GB or larger SD cards
  2. Follow the instructions on the Raspberry Pi website under “Writing an image to the SD card”

If you come across any issues just reach out to me!


Just used Etcher to flash the SD. Now it is working. Thanks for your help.