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Removing USB from the Raspberry Pi? Answered

Hey guys (and girls),
      I'm working on a TOP SECRET ;) project with my Raspberry Pi and size has become an issue. I would like to know if removing just the top USB port from my Pi will cause issues. I only need one USB port anyway, so if I cut away at the top one (without destroying the other, or other parts of my board) will my Raspberry Pi function the same? I saw a site (http://www.oliverjenkins.com/blog/2012/6/changing-usb-socket-on-raspberry-pi) where a guy had all sorts of issues removing the whole thing, but I just want to remove the top one. Thanks in advance!!


As long as you don't accidentally connect any of the leads & contacts, I doubt there will be any problems.

OK thanks, I appreciate it.