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Paolone
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broken camera connector

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

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

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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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Hi,

Can anyone help, I have dropped my camera and would like to try and get it fixed, can anyone suggest a good camera shop in Calis/Fethiye area?
Many Thanks

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BarryKER wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Hi,

Can anyone help, I have dropped my camera and would like to try and get it fixed, can anyone suggest a good camera shop in Calis/Fethiye area?
Many Thanks
BarryKER, I don't know camera shops in this region.
Just a curious, how Pi cameras can be broken by dropping.
Could you please give me some more details? What kind of cameras you are using?
What kind of damages your camera has after dropping? If it was a dropping from a table or from a racing drone?
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