**Update as of December 24, 2018**
If you just built your Piper Computer Kit and it won't power on, it may be the result of a defective Micro USB cable, the cord that connects the Raspberry Pi to the battery.
A batch of our Piper Computer Kits were reported to have shipped with a defective Micro-USB cable. If you have a Piper Computer Kit with a green speaker included, read on. If not, go to the FAQ "Problem with Powering On/No Screen Display"
We suggest that you first try replacing the Micro-USB cable with one of your own. 99% of the time this works in solving problems experienced with powering on the kit.
If this solves the problem, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know that you have a defective cable and request a replacement Micro-USB cable. In your message, please let us know that you tested it with another Micro-USB cable.
Also check if the SD card is inserted correctly; check for dust, and try to reinsert it a few times.
If you do not have a personal Micro-USB cable or if your Piper is not functioning properly for other reasons, go to the FAQ Problem with Powering On/No Screen Display or the Engineer Troubleshooter for an interactive troubleshooting experience with your child. You may also contact support at email@example.com to get your Piper Kit up and running.
We apologize for any inconvenience and can’t wait to help you enjoy your Piper Computer Kit.