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Beginners Error = Destroyed Micro SD

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:12 pm
by TinRobot
Yes I have committed a rather foolish beginner's mistake. I was removing my Pi 3B from the basic plastic case In order to install a Sense Hat. Well I forgot to remove the Micro Sd card first. "Why is this so hard to get out of here" I wondered a I gave it another hard tug and ....... SNAP!!!! A piece of something goes flying past my face as I realize this can't be good. Sheared that card right in two. :shock:
I figured the Pi would be ruined too, surely that socket is destroyed as well. NOPE, got off lucky, that little card holder is tough! Popped in my backup chip and I was off to the races again. That was a close one. :P
Now let's see what this sense hat thing can do....

Re: Beginners Error = Destroyed Micro SD

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:22 pm
by B.Goode
Welcome to the Raspberry Pi forums.

Well, you are not the first person to do that.

I was so determined that the board would come out of the case that I actually went and got a screwdriver to lever it out. And that's when I heard that 'scrunch' sound that you are familiar with....

Good luck from here on in!

Re: Beginners Error = Destroyed Micro SD

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:07 pm
by Roken
Add me to the list. Fortunately, after you do it once, you won't do it again.

Re: Beginners Error = Destroyed Micro SD

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:05 am
by Burngate
Roken wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:07 pm
... Fortunately, after you do it once, you won't do it again.
Who says I haven't?

Re: Beginners Error = Destroyed Micro SD

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:56 pm
by TinRobot
Burngate wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:05 am
Roken wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:07 pm
... Fortunately, after you do it once, you won't do it again.
Who says I haven't?
LOL. I hope this isn't me, but..... It could happen!

Re: Beginners Error = Destroyed Micro SD

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:28 pm
by davidcoton
Burngate wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:05 am
Roken wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:07 pm
... Fortunately, after you do it once, you won't do it again.
Who says I haven't?
Well,
"To err is human, but only a fool makes the same mistake twice."
I don't think you (Burngate) are a fool.
Therefore, I say you (probably) haven't.

Re: Beginners Error = Destroyed Micro SD

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:35 pm
by rpiMike
I’ve done it too :(