Reflashing the SD card using the Etcher program
- Unzip the zip file you downloaded and save the unzipped image file on your hard drive.
If you don't know how to unzip a file, please check this guide here.
- Download Etcher and install it. Etcher is an awesome SD card image writing/verification tool that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
If you don't know what Etcher is, please check this guide here.
- Remove the SD card from the Raspberry Pi, put the SD card into your SD card reader, and insert it into your PC/Laptop.
If any windows pop up on your screen upon placing the SD card on your PC/Laptop, ignore them and close all of them.
- Run Etcher, select the unzipped Yodeck image file from your hard drive, select the SD card to write the image to, and then click the "Flash!" button.
Etcher will automatically detect your SD card on your PC/Laptop.
- After Etcher completes, it will prompt you to remove the SD card. Place the SD card back in the Raspberry Pi.
- Connect your Raspberry Pi via HDMI to your TV/Monitor and connect it with an Ethernet cable.
If you don't have an Ethernet cable to use and want to use a WiFi connection instead, please follow this guide.
- Power up the Raspberry Pi and wait for the initialization process to complete. It may take up to 5'-10' to finish.
- Upon completion, you should see a message on the screen connected to the Pi, showing either a Registration Code or a message with a connectivity error (in case there is no Internet access).
- Ensure you do not remove the power from the Raspberry Pi until you see one of these message screens. At all times, if the Player is showing a blinking message in the bottom-right corner of the screen ("Loading," "Configuring," "Downloading," etc.), you should not remove power to minimize the risk of interrupting a critical procedure.
Reflashing the SD card using the USB method