bvb40170
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HDMI cable and Pi4b case

Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:01 pm

Hi! I've tried several micro cables on my Pi 4b fitted into a 4b case but the plug does not fit completely into the micro HDMI sockets because of the thickness of the plastic case. The result is no connection to the monitor. Can anyone recommend a cable that will fit into what appears to be the standard opening for the micro HDMI plug or a case with a bigger opening to accept a standard micro HDMI plug?
Alternatively is there a workaround for this?

drgeoff
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Re: HDMI cable and Pi4b case

Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:15 pm

Enlarge the hole in the plastic case?
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W. H. Heydt
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Re: HDMI cable and Pi4b case

Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:00 pm

Dremel. Attack either the cable strain relief or the case. Your choice.

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mooblie
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Re: HDMI cable and Pi4b case

Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:44 pm

This shows two similar, but different, Pi4 cases:

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Guess which one has problems with HDMI cables? Which is your case like?

cleverca22
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Re: HDMI cable and Pi4b case

Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:55 am

bottom looks much better, even getting the SD card out of the top one would be a nightmare, did they even try using it?? lol

bvb40170
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Re: HDMI cable and Pi4b case

Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:19 am

Thanks everyone! As simple as taking the Dremel to it!

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