Notinkeys
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SD card came flying out!!!

Sat May 14, 2016 6:38 pm

Here I was... sitting at my dinner table to enjoy some Raspberry Pi (2, fwiw) and ZING! the microSD card flies out!!! I can't get it to go back when I push it in- it just keeps popping out and not locking itself in.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to get it to hold in place?

Heater
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Re: SD card came flying out!!!

Sat May 14, 2016 6:44 pm

Glue the sucker in there. Those springy SD holders are really annoying.

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rpdom
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Re: SD card came flying out!!!

Sat May 14, 2016 6:49 pm

I use an elastic band around my Pi2 to hold the card in place after the mechanism on the slot got broken (my fault).

blaablaaguy
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Re: SD card came flying out!!!

Sat May 14, 2016 7:09 pm

Wedge it in with a piece of card?
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ejolson
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Re: SD card came flying out!!!

Sat May 14, 2016 8:30 pm

Heater wrote:Glue the sucker in there. Those springy SD holders are really annoying.
Ha ha, then buy a new Pi when you need to reflash the card. Something mechanical has broken. If it is a new machine you might be able to return it. Otherwise, depending how good you are with mechanical things it might be possible to fix, or at least disable the spring, without damaging the electronics. Follow standard precautions of avoiding too much heat from a soldering iron and static electricity from your fingers and you should be fine.

Heater
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Re: SD card came flying out!!!

Sat May 14, 2016 8:34 pm

Well, I wasn't exactly serious.

But a wee blob of hot melt will hold it and is easily removed with a soldering iron later if need be.

mthomason
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Re: SD card came flying out!!!

Sat May 14, 2016 11:19 pm

This is all part of the Foundation's master plan to weaponize the Pi once there's enough in circulation. Yours just accidentally triggered a little early.

masa-aud
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Re: SD card came flying out!!!

Sun May 15, 2016 12:27 am

reply to Notinkeys on flying out
Simply you can push a bit the slot frame to hold SD harder.
I think it's an aspect of DIY, please enjoy.
masa

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