How to Put the Raspberry Pi 3B+ into the Official Red and White Case

Very easy

You can protect your Raspberry Pi with a case designed to house the Raspberry Pi B+, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi 3B+ and HAT PCBs. 

In this guide, you will learn how to insert a microSD card, attach heat sinks and put your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ into its case. This is for the Official Red/White Raspberry Pi case

After completing this guide, your Raspberry Pi will be much more safer from damage.

Step 1  The parts of the case

There are five parts to the case. 

  • A top part comes as two pieces. When fully assembled, one of the pieces can be removed for easy access to the GPIO pins.
  • A bottom part
  • A side part
  • Another side part

Step 2  The bottom part

To assemble the case, first place the Raspberry Pi face up on the bottom part.

Step 3  The side part

  • Now place the side part that goes on the side of the Pi with the power input, HDMI port and audio jack.
  • It should snap on to fit without much pressure.
  • The power input, HDMI port and audio jack should be accessible via the holes as shown.

Step 4  Place the other side part

  • Place the other side part on the side of the Pi where the GPIO pins are located. 
  • This is the side part without any holes.
  • It should also snap on without much pressure required.

Step 5  Place the top part

  • Finally, place the top piece.
  • It should snap on without much pressure.
  • The top piece  comes in two separate parts that can be snapped together. It is easy to access the GPIO pins this way, simply snap off the white top part. 
  • When done, snap the white top part back on, it should fit the rectangular hole on the red top enclosure.

Step 6  Insert microSD card into Pi

Finally, we will place the microSD card into the Raspberry Pi.

  • Turn the Raspberry Pi over and you will see the microSD card slot
  • Gently slide the microSD card into the slot, making sure that the writing on the SD card is face down towards the bottom of the Raspberry Pi
  • Push the microSD card in

Note: For the Raspberry Pi 3 and 3B+, the microSD card does not 'click' in. Simply slide it into the slot.