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MicroSD slot broken

Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:52 pm

I have an RPi 2 which does not retain a microSD card, ie it does fix in place when inserted. When a card is fully inserted I see the rainbow flash and that's all, except when one particular installation in which a screenful of text flashes by before rebooting.

Is there any way to fix it?

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Re: MicroSD slot broken

Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:33 am

You may be looking at the $35 fix here unless you can get someone to check the soldering for you :roll:

I’ve seen one or two posts where folk have tried tape to hold the card in and holder on the board so you loose nothing by trying that.

You could also try a new card just incase the current one has a problem caused by the holder damage.

Long term though if you cannot get it resoldered by anyone it’s better to go for a new unit as that would be more reliable.
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