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MicroSD card won't lock in

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 pm
by redmelons
I have a Raspberry Pi 2B on which the microSD card won't lock into the slot, it just pushes out under spring pressure. Is there a simple fix or is the board now useless?

Re: MicroSD card won't lock in

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:35 am
by Joel_Mckay
if the latch or pawl is damaged, than you have a few choices:

1. hot-air rework station that may damage other parts with inexperienced operators
2. tape across surface and card
3. glob of hot glue (can be removed with heat from a desk lamp light-bulb)

The new slots on 3B+ do not have a latching mechanism.

Good luck,
;-)

Re: MicroSD card won't lock in

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:35 am
by redmelons
Thanks Joel. It seems as though it's time to upgrade to a 3B :)

Re: MicroSD card won't lock in

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:00 am
by Joel_Mckay
You might be able to pull off the latch spring with some tweezers.
;-)



Cheers,
J

Re: MicroSD card won't lock in

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:12 pm
by redmelons
I used the tip of a ball point pen to press in the small tab on the card slot which I think locks the MicroSD card in and it seems to be working now :D