I just purchased an Adafruit 2.2" PiTFT screen with the intent of fitting it inside an official Raspberry Pi case. If fits pretty well just resting directly onto the GPIO pins (without the supplied 20x2 header). Before I commit, is it safe to solder the screen directly onto the GPIO pins? Visual aide

  • Why wouldn't it be? Does it actually work just sitting on the pins like that, BTW? – goldilocks Apr 9 '16 at 13:16
  • @goldilocks The screen gets power but doesn't seem to clear after I've set it up via SSH (Stays white). – GeneralBison Apr 9 '16 at 13:29
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    In that case I'd only solder on the pins you actually need until you get it working on the off chance that, you know, you can't get it working....at least that makes getting it off again easier. – goldilocks Apr 9 '16 at 13:31
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    Only the near end of the connector in the picture is fully plugged in. You need to press harder on the other end. – PaulF8080 Apr 9 '16 at 13:53
  • @PaulF8080 On closer inspection the HDMI port is too tall to have the screen lay completely flat. I may order a shorter GPIO header. – GeneralBison Apr 9 '16 at 14:30

@GeneralBison it is safe. I always wanted a power on/reset switch and it was soldered in "RUN" no problems accured it was trully working

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