Heat Sink contact with Hyperpixel Screen


#1

I have fitted a Hyperpixel screen onto a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. You can see in the photo the bigger heat sink will almost come into contact with the back of the screen once I’ve installed it… will this cause any problems?


#2

If it doesn’t touch, no problem. If it does touch that could very well be an issue. You’d then have to add a booster header, https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/booster-header and taller standoffs.
Something like this would probably work https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/premium-pi-standoff-selection. Screw the one with the treaded stud into one of the others with the two screw holes.


#3

Thanks that’s really helpful. I have just tested and it doesn’t touch, there’s about a 1.5mm gap between the top of the heat sink and the back of the screen. I need to keep the whole unit small so want to avoid and booster headers.