I just got my first HAT today (The Sense HAT). I placed it on the GPIO pins and played around with it for a while. But then I wanted to remove it to access the pins again. I found the HAT very hard to remove. I eventually got it off, but the black socket on the Sense HAT was loosened. I pushed it back on, but I don't want the connections to weaken and break. This worries me, and I want to be able to keep my Pi and my Sense HAT safe. Is there a recommended or safer way to remove one?
I thought that maybe the plastic just needed some loosening up, so I put the HAT back on and took it off again. I bent pins 1 and 2 in the process... I bent them back and they are fine, but this really worries me.
I do have a Pibow Coupé case on my Pi, if that makes any difference.