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Prototyping Pi Plate

by oribi on Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:51 am

I finished soldering my new Pi Plate kit and right at the end the soldering iron touched the 2x 13 pin header for the Pi GPIO and closed up 3 holes. Is it possible to replace the header please or is another kit required? :?:
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Re: Prototyping Pi Plate

by adafruit_support_rick on Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:25 am

Can't quite picture what you're describing. Cant you post a photo? It might be an easy problem to fix.
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Re: Prototyping Pi Plate

by adafruit on Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:41 am

sounds like a solder sucker or wick can be used to clear out the holes. alternately you can try pressing the header in place while heating up those holes, and it might pop through but thats a little tough
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Re: Prototyping Pi Plate

by oribi on Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:58 pm

As suggested here is a photo of what happened. Be grateful for any suggestions
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Re: Prototyping Pi Plate

by pburgess on Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:44 pm

Oh, man. Yeah, been there, done that.

It should be possible to open up the holes using an X-Acto knife or with a drill bit in a pin vise (NOT an electric drill!) Might look a little gnarly, but as long as the metal's making good contact you should be fine.
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Re: Prototyping Pi Plate

by oribi on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:51 am

Have now used a vice pin with .8mm drill bit which seemed to work OK.Be interesting to see if it works. However down the line a bit!!! See attached photo.
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