Arduino Problem
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Arduino Problem

by sonic86 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:15 pm

I was using the arduino uno i just received this week for the first time for class. We were using gadget shields in class and I noticed that one of the port sections was crooked. I could not move the port section back in place as that would likely snap it. Is it possible to get a replacement as I cannot use it when our class uses the shields?
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Re: Arduino Problem

by EternalCore on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:34 pm

Can you post a picture of it.
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Re: Arduino Problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:53 am

Headers can get bent if the board is dropped or mishandled during shipping. In most cases they can be bent back without damage. If you post a photo we can check it out.
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Re: Arduino Problem

by sonic86 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:23 am

The crooked port seems uneasy to be put back in place. A lot of pressure would be needed to move it and I don't want to risk breaking it. Pictures of the board are shown below.

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Re: Arduino Problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:48 am

I've seen much worse. You should be able to straighten that with no problem. Just press with both thumbs until it lines up with the one next to it.
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