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Paolone
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broken camera connector

Post by Paolone » Sun May 26, 2019 1:30 pm

hi, I broke a stereopi camera connector
who knows where to get a spare?
thank you
for any help

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Re: broken camera connector

Post by Realizator » Mon May 27, 2019 7:32 am

Hi Paolone,
1. We use TE Connectivity 1-1734248-5 connector on our board.
2. If you have broken Raspberry Pi, you can use it as a donor for this connector.
3. Could you please describe, what part of the connector is broken now?

If you are experienced electronics engineer, you may do soldering by yourself. Otherwise I recommend you to find one.

!!!! WARNING !!!!
I want to warn you do not do solderless replacement, as you may try to replace connector without a soldering. But you can broke it with this procedure!

We do it with several our prototypes, only 1 was not damaged.
You may try to remove connector without metal part from your Raspberry Pi donor (look at the picture).
But on the StereoPi metal parts of the connectors sits firmly inside connector, and such a detaching leads to cutting off soldered pins from your PCB.
The StereoPi on this photo is useless now, as PCB is damaged.
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Re: broken camera connector

Post by Paolone » Tue May 28, 2019 6:36 am

Thanks Realizator,
I believe I will replace it
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Re: broken camera connector

Post by Realizator » Tue May 28, 2019 8:19 am

Paolone, we have such a damage in our boards if too many efforts provided to the fixator while pulling it out.
Just a notice, you still can use this connector and fix a ribbon inside. This is a temporary solution until you replace the connector.
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Re: broken camera connector

Post by Paolone » Tue May 28, 2019 4:50 pm

Realizator,I didn't use much strength,
I have many Raspberrypi
This is the first time I've ever broken a connector,
bad luck
I wanted to be sure of the spare part to order
however it works
thanks
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