Do a quick Google, and you’ll find a lot of people have broken their Raspberry Pi SD card socket. Justin Shaw and I both broke ours within 15 minutes of each other while chatting on the Internet. In my case, I put my finger on the card while unplugging the HDMI cable. Adafruit makes a nifty half length Micro-SD to SD slot adapter. If I had this to begin with, my slot probably wouldn’t have broken. When I saw it, I thought maybe I could glue it in to restore function to the broken Pi.
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