COMPLETE Don't remove base with Raspberry Pi SD Card installed

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  1. Madeinoz67

    Madeinoz67 Active Member

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    Just like I did a few minutes ago.

    RPi SD Card now in two pieces and SD socket on RPi Kaput as the spring locking action appears to not to be working :(

    Now I have written underneath on the base in big black marking pen with arrow pointing to RPi SD Card to remove SD card before removing base.

    Installing backup Model B in the interim. Looks like it was fortuitous with the new Model 3 out.

    Sigh....
     
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  2. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    Note, the RPi3 won't have the spring action on the socket at all, apparently they changed to a straight friction fit socket.
     
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  3. Tony Morel

    Tony Morel Active Member

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    This is something I'm considering, if I have to take the base off to fit a wifi dongle to put it on the network, am I better off waiting till Pi3's are back in stock.

    Also, apart from card related hiccups, how easy was the removal of the base, no other drama?
     
  4. Chase.Wichert

    Chase.Wichert Well-Known Member

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    Just have to remember that there are the screws in the center, not sure the ones on the outside, Other than that, easy, well if you have glued the nuts in to the nut traps, I would definitely recommend doing that on the bottom ones, otherwise you will be chasing nuts and making sure none of them have gone in the power supply or somewhere on the rumba..
     
  5. Spoon Unit

    Spoon Unit Well-Known Member

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    Madeinoz67, thanks for reporting that. I'm sure I would have done that too.
     
  6. Stefan

    Stefan Well-Known Member

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    And be sure to remove the card when installing the bottom plate, I almost broke my sdcard..... Ok did not stated the raspi yet so I hope for the best

    Bye
     
  7. Madeinoz67

    Madeinoz67 Active Member

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    I had glued in all my nuts in the nut traps so is fairly easy to remove when required, but as I'm still commissioning I only had 2 or three in holding everything together. My Bigbox was ordered without RPI as I have a heap lying around so didn't want to pay for the option. Prior to it shipping I ordered in the additional bits and pieces. Currently still waiting on my camera cable so will be using standard webcam until then.

    Murphy's law...I had everything in and working but wanted to clean up the cabling....arghhh!!!
     
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  8. Mike Kelly

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    I almost had this happen to me as well. I'm not a big fan of how they designed the cutout for the SD. It's so tiny you can't get the card out
     
  9. Chase.Wichert

    Chase.Wichert Well-Known Member

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    I have to use pliers
     
  10. Mike Kelly

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    Same. They should have made both SD slots bigger. Maybe greg has small hands...
     
  11. Chase.Wichert

    Chase.Wichert Well-Known Member

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    You know what they say about small hands...
     
  12. Chase.Wichert

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    Small gloves...
     
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  13. Stefan

    Stefan Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind if you upgrade to raspberry 3, it does not have a spring loaded SD card slot.
    So it will be even harder to get the card out unless you add some duct tape/ Test to pull it.
     

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