Arduino sensor shield question (SOLVED)

Hello guys!

This is my 1st post and please forgive me if it might be the wrong forum for my question.
I seek advice on a simple issue that might result in bricking an arduino nano.

I have an arduino Nano sensor shield and when putting together a project i noticed that the A4 & A5 pins on the shield are shorted.
I couldn't find the short on the board.

So my question is - can i use the shield without risk to the Nano if I don"t use the A4 & A5 pins in my projects or do I risk frying the Arduino?

Note to Moderator(s) - please feel free to move my post to the appropriate forum if this is the wrong one for my question.


NVM - found the offending short between board leads. A sharp scalpel did the rest.