Issue running octopi on my raspberry pi 4 b

What is the problem?

So i got myself a raspberry pi 4 b 2gb to install octoprint on my ender 3 s1 pro and i followed all the steps: load the octopi firmware on the sd, connect power supply, wait till the green light does not blink anymore. i did everything bit after the light turned solid green the pi slipped out of my hands and the raspberry lost power. After powering it up again and repeating this process the green light does not turn solid, now it doesn't even blink green anymore. I have now let it run for a solid 5h. Please help

What did you already try to solve it?

I tried 2 different sd cads both 16gb.
I used Raspberry pi imager.
I did it motile times and I tried also other software like mainsail and it still did not work.

Have you tried running in safe mode?


Did running in safe mode solve the problem?

I do no know what that is

Systeminfo Bundle

You can download this in OctoPrint's System Information dialog ... no bundle, no support!)


Additional information about your setup

OctoPrint version, OctoPi version, printer, firmware, browser, operating system, ... as much data as possible

I use a iMac to install all the files on the microsd cards.

Please Help

If you have tried multiple different images and none of them boot, then I suspect that when you dropped the RPi, it was damaged. Try one of the "official" Raspberry Pi OS images and, if possible, attach an HDMI monitor and a USB keyboard and mouse (not needed if you use the Lite image).

It did not actually drop I caught the cable and it stopped providing the raspberry with power.

There's still a possibility of damage if that's the only thing that happened between it working & not working.

I would second @b-morgan's advice here - a HDMI monitor connected with the official RPi OS would get you a definitive answer as to whether your Pi can boot.

Also, the green light may continue to blink during operation - it's a light that shows some action is happening on the Pi, it is not supposed to remain solid once booted, and will blink when something runs on the Pi (perhaps when the SD card is accessed if I'm remembering right).

If it blinks in a fixed pattern when you plug the Pi in, such as flashing 3/4/7/8/9/10 times then turning off, this indicates a problem and the number of flashes tells you which problem it might be. A HDMI monitor would explain this more quickly without decoding light flashes!

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