Ah well, sooner or later it brakes! I guess there are dozens of Pies with broken SD card sockets since it is known to be a weak spot…

The first attempt was to fix it as shown on http://raspi.tv/2012/how-to-fix-a-broken-sd-card-slot-on-your-raspberry-pi. This is good solution if you want to fix it rather quick.

 

A more durable repair is to replace the broken SD card socket.

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Get rid of the broken socket. Unless you have a desoldering station, it’s best to cut the pins with a cutting plier before unsoldering the socket from the Pi.

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A single spare socket – in most cases – is more expensive than a complete USB-to-SD-Adapter … weird… (don’t cut the pins this time…)

 

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…and soldering the salvaged socket.

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The Pi is working again! (Just in case you wonder about the piggyback… this is an arduino :))

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