pocster
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Bad case design!

Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:04 pm

Hi all,

Ordered my pi case of ebay from oneninedesign.
The fit was too tight! ; couldn't get my pi in the case and closed!!
It even broke the SD card connector - my pi is bust!!!

Have emailed them via ebay but suggest everyone avoids them until a) they fix the case design and b) they refund me for the case and a new pi!!!!

Cheers!

pocster
Posts: 78
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:11 pm

Re: Bad case design!

Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:24 pm

The company have contacted me.
And offered to fix my pi and refund postage of pi and case to them.

WELL DONE to them! - customer service exists!

kalehrl
Posts: 350
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:49 am

Re: Bad case design!

Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:47 pm

I bought such a case from RS Components and I don't agree that the case is bad:
http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com/produ ... seclr.aspx
You just have to be carefull when putting your raspi in it.
Some force must be applied to one side of the raspi so that it clicks into place.
Once in the case, it won't budge a millimeter so it's a very good case and a pretty cheap one, too.

albatros
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Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:46 pm
Location: Germany

Re: Bad case design!

Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:49 pm

Hi,

I saw what customers of this seller wrote on ebay about the case and it was unbelievable for me, that the case could be the problem. Thanks a lot for your posting kalehrl!

Regards

albatros

Draven68
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Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:08 am

Re: Bad case design!

Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:19 am

I too, have the same case from RS Components.

It's a good case, good and snug fit.

Takes a few 'careful' minutes to put the Pi inside it.

(if you rush and force things... then of course, something will break. This applies to a lot of things in life)

pocster
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Re: Bad case design!

Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:28 am

Should point out I didn't break the pi in half or anything.
I was careful hence why I was surprised at the minor (but significant) damage - the 'tab' on the sd card has a tiny dent which prevents the SD card sitting properly - don't really want to bodge it with tape! :lol:
It does seem a good well made case though.

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Gerrelt
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Re: Bad case design!

Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:23 pm

I've got three of these cases too, and I really like them!
Yes, the fit is pretty snug, and you have to put one end in, and then snap the other side in the little clamps carefully.
But once it's in, it's a very nice case!
my Raspberry Pi page: http://raspberry.gerrelt.nl

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