broken sd slot


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by munkphishpi » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:22 pm
I know this has been posted before, and apologies for starting a new thread for it but i need help.

I got my pi from RS today and broke it within 5 seconds.
As I placed the pi in the clear case I snapped the card holder on the right hand side and now the SD card doesn't stay in place, it pops out.

Please help.
Thanks
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by Jim JKla » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:28 pm
We really should get this written up in the wiki so we can just post a link

There's this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=28041&p=248969&hilit=broken+sd+slot#p248969 keep checking back I'll add a cople of more links as I find them. ;)

There's another thread it includes the following link it's one of the best documented fixes.
http://raspi.tv/2012/how-to-fix-a-broken-sd-card-slot-on-your-raspberry-pi

This is the thread if your interested
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=26876&p=241614&hilit=broken+sd+slot#p241614
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by drgeoff » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:29 pm
Epoxy glue the broken part back on and strengthen with a postage stamp size piece of plastic across the three sides of the slot?
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by Jim JKla » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:35 pm
Thats about the jist of the raspi.tv fix but with additional pictures :D

It's a cool bit of documentation. ;)
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by munkphishpi » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:52 am
Thanks for the help. Will give it a try.
I'll post a photo of the damage if I get time.
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by munkphishpi » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:02 am
i've just had a chance to look at the repairs noted, many thanks, the Credit card fix seems to be the way to go, also will look good with the Holigram left as the repair patch.

i do have another question, has anybody tried to glue a micro sd card adapter in place?

Thanks again for the help guys.
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by Jim JKla » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:37 am
I've suggested this in the past the only downside is your limintation to slightly more expensive (It's not a lot more expensive by the way) micro SD cards. ;)
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by munkphishpi » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:00 am
I have at least half a dozen micro sd's from recent phones so will not be an issue.
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by exartemarte » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:51 pm
I hope the credit card approach works for you - it didn't for me so I replaced the card holder. I've done two now - it's not all that difficult if you can solder - there are pictures and a description here.
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by munkphishpi » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:48 pm
exartemarte wrote:I hope the credit card approach works for you - it didn't for me so I replaced the card holder. I've done two now - it's not all that difficult if you can solder - there are pictures and a description here.


Thanks for the info, I haven't soldered in over 20 years, so don't want to try such job without some practice, I'll try the credit card approach whilst I order another (Not from rs, not happy you can't talk to anyone ) then buy the components and take it to the local phone repair see what they can do. :?:
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by Jim JKla » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:23 pm
This cheap option might stop you breaking it again. ;)

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=31609
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by Pieter-Jan5000 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:51 am
My slot was broken too. I just replaced it with one I could cheaply get off ebay: http://www.pieter-jan.com/node/12
http://www.pieter-jan.com/
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by PiFanatic » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:38 pm
You can also get the exact replacement SD card slot part on eBay too - do a search for 'raspberry pi sd card slot'.
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by exartemarte » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:28 pm
PiFanatic wrote:You can also get the exact replacement SD card slot part on eBay too - do a search for 'raspberry pi sd card slot'.

Thank you for that link - I've bought some.

I'm not keen on these sockets because they break so easily, but they have the advantage of being able to accommodate the micro-sd adapter boards from Adafruit and ModMyPi, which is my preferred configuration for mobile Pi's which are more likely to be dropped or knocked.
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