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Pi 4 Aluminum Metal Heatsink Case Issue with Ribbon Cable
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Pi 4 Aluminum Metal Heatsink Case Issue with Ribbon Cable

by CBeasley on Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:00 pm

In assembling my Pi 4 and the Aluminum Metal Heatsink Pi Case I realized that the case does not work with the ribbon cable from the Pi Cobbler. This is a bummer, I really like the case, but not being able to fit the ribbon cable is a major pain. Searching the forum after the fact it looks like others have had this problem with the same case with the fans. Has anyone found a good work around or should I just hog out some of the aluminum on the case to make more room?

Since this is a known issue is there a plan to rework the case a bit to fix this? Or at least add a warning to the product page so that people aren't surprised by this issue?

Thanks!

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Re: Pi 4 Aluminum Metal Heatsink Case Issue with Ribbon Cabl

by dastels on Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:46 am

Yes, that's an unfortunate lack of forethought on the design. My solution was to trim the ends of the cable connector so that it fit.

Dave

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