Originally Posted by the_lost_soul
Is this Method Safe or Stupid?
It depends entirely on the mechanical properties of the E3 clip. If the epoxy would be sufficient enough to keep it mated? For example the plastic of the clip may itself bend and give, or distort somewhat the inside positions of the contacts. I certainly have no idea.
Since gluing is meant to be permanment measure, you should first try to exhaust other options. For example, were you aware that it is actually the tiny contacts *inside* the clip often don't reach / push mate down against the nand legs sufficiently. So the first thing to do is wipe the contacts inside the clip (and the legs of the NAND) with isopropyl alcohol to make sure they are going to make the best possible electrical connection. Now imagine if you had already glued your clip but had not done that yet. You couldn't go back without applying a log of force to be ripping it out of there.
Some people (myself for example). Tend to be rather untrusting of the clip as a permanent solution. They can disegage / ping off eventually, or for example if your system is knocked about a bit. Even in the best circumstances, a clip might sometimes never seat evenly in the first place. So at the very least, make sure you clip is fully working before you glue it. Ie take some flash dumps and verify them.