So I need to remove headers at back of 5 inch screen. Is it possible to do this .I need screen to be compact as possible in a project.


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These are the one. And I need to place it in a custom 3d printed case and use retro pie so I require it to be less bulky and compact.

If still don't understand I mean headers at back of 5 inch screen that stick on gpio of raspberry pi.

  • Perhaps you should consider to add some info that is usable. – MatsK Oct 4 '17 at 17:36
  • Pretty good guide on how to professionally remove components - circuitrework.com/guides/8-0.html . There is a guide for Through Hole Components like Pin Headers – crasic Oct 4 '17 at 17:37
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    A picture is worth a thousand words. What screen, and what sort of space are you trying to shoe-horn it into? 😃 I believe even as a newbie here you can include images (but may not be able to include links that actually work {can be clicked on}) but you can still write URLs out and then someone else with a little more reputation can edit them to make them work (after checking they are relevant!) 😈 – SlySven Oct 4 '17 at 18:23
  • @crasic can't you add your comment as a answer? – MatsK Oct 4 '17 at 20:36

Disclaimer: This is merely an answer, not a recommendation.

The header is soldered behind the LCD screen. If you want to remove the header, you will first have to remove the LCD screen from the circuit board, remove the header, and then place the LCD back on the board. Since LCD screens are quite fragile, this can be a quite stressy thing to do. I wouldn't recommend it.

Alternatively, but it won't give a clean result, you could use a small and sharp wire cutter to knibble the header away slowly. This will certainly render you header useless, but with caution, this could also work.

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