From: Rainer Buchty (buchty_at_cs.tum.edu)
Date: 2003-07-09 00:03:05
> Good advice. Typically, I'll use dikes (diagonal cutters) held > up-and-down with respect to the board, and clip the pin as close > to the IC body as possible, leaving nearly all the pin on the board. > You need *good* cutters to do this - Xcelite is a good brand. I usually clip them off pin-by-pin using heavy-duty nail scissors. Being right-handed, it gives a good training for the "weak" hand -- as the left hand usually gets trained by pulling the motorbike clutch :) > I haven't tried that, but it sound interesting. Works like a charm. And you will love this method for e.g. upgrading machines where the pinholes of the non-factory-installed ICs have of course been "sealed" with solder. Getting that Atari MegaST2 to 4MB (ok, now shoot me :) would have been a pain otherwise. Rainer Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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