SectorSeven
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How do you successfully remove HAT without damaging? the Raspberry Pi

Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:25 pm

For my project, I needed to attach the AIY Google Voice Kit soundboard (HAT) on my raspberry pi 3 B+. But the raspberry pi got shorted its 3v3 GPIO pin (which is fatal to Raspberry Pi- it won't recognize sd card), so I have to somehow remove HAT from the broken pi and attach it to another working pi. The problem is that the HAT is attached to the dead pi so firmly that it was practically impossible for me to remove the HAT without having a risk of breaking the HAT. Is there any way to remove the HAT securely from the pi?

pcmanbob
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Re: How do you successfully remove HAT without damaging? the Raspberry Pi

Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:58 pm

With the pi disconnected from the power , use a blunt object like a butter knife or a small screw driver to gently prise between the socket on the had and the pi gpio on the pi, working it a little at a time along the length of the gpio header.

you may need to start at one end like this

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before working down the gpio header,

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if you work slowly and carefully you should be able to remove the hat successfully without any damage.
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