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by DavidTheNewf
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi A+ USB port bent pins
Replies: 51
Views: 14586

Re: Raspberry Pi A+ USB port bent pins

To be honest, I would have... but considering the low price and the fact that I am in Canada... the shipping costs of sending Raspberry Pis around will end up costing more than the Pi itself.... I decided to just give fixing it a try... and it did work out. May I ask who your supplier was? I purchas...
by DavidTheNewf
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi A+ USB port bent pins
Replies: 51
Views: 14586

Re: Raspberry Pi A+ USB port bent pins

Well... a little effort later and I am now using my new Raspberry Pi A+. I extracted a USB port from an old phone charger, removed the broken USB port from the RPi, and soldered on the recycled one. I am not good at soldering, but managed to get it done with a bit of patience and effort. The "new" p...
by DavidTheNewf
Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI A+ USB "Error -71"
Replies: 9
Views: 4668

Re: Raspberry PI A+ USB "Error -71"

Did you check for bent pins in the USB port? I know it may be nothing but I ruined my USB port within seconds of opening the package.... really poor USB port on the RPi A+... at least on mine, and a few others I have read about on the net...
by DavidTheNewf
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi A+ USB port bent pins
Replies: 51
Views: 14586

Re: Raspberry Pi A+ USB port bent pins

I am now very upset... within 15 seconds of unwrapping my new Raspberry Pi A+ I have a broken Pi! This is NOT good. I guess I am out the $50 Canadian this thing cost me... my third Pi and am very UNIMPRESSED! This is not the fault of the dongle, though... this is a flaw of the Pi.... the pins should...

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