pi3g wrote:I had a customer exchange a (mechanically) broken SD slot with a new one I obtained for him on the Raspberry Pi, and it stopped booting from it - maybe something went wrong while soldering, maybe there are some timing problems ...
But - no one is stopping you from trying!
I have done a couple of these without too much difficulty: details here
Those are my two static Pi's - I also have a couple of non-static Pi's, one mounted with a breadboard and one being built into a mobile robot, which still have the original card sockets. These have the ModMyPi micro-SD carriers and I have found them excellent. A downside, though, is that they stand slightly proud of the socket, which is a problem if you have a tight-fitting case; I had to modify a couple of mine:
According to ModMyPi their case will accommodate the adapter. I tried it in a version 1 ModMyPi case and found I could close it, but the Pi sat at a slight angle. Maybe ModMyPi built some extra space into their version 2 case.
It was suggested in an earlier post that it might be better if the micro-SD slot opened to the side. The AdaFruit one
does, but it doesn't seem to be available in the UK and postage from the States adds significantly to the price.