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Fixing non-booting PiZero SD card socket

Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:35 pm

I accidentally ripped up my SD card socket on my PiZero when I tried to remove a HAT card.

Fortunately there was an easy fix. The nice people making the Pi have put large test-pads on the back side of the board. So I just grabbed an extra microSD adapter and soldered it to the back of the board.


And the PiZero boots up nicely again.

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Re: Fixing non-booting PiZero SD card socket

Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:19 am

your idea is super....
I want to solder a TF SD socket to the Zero to be able to use the larger SD cards. Not the micro SD.
Can you give me a connection circuit diagram for this?


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