From: Anthony Taylor (anthony.j.taylor_at_btinternet.com)
Date: 2003-07-09 23:47:44
> If you know for sure that a chip is dead/defective and needs to be > replaced, just cut the body off and then remove each pin separately. In > case the pin hole won't open, don't "cook" it with the soldering iron over > and over -- instead, get a gauge needle of appropriate size, heat the pin > hole and put the needle through (from the component side). The solder > won't stick to medical steel. > If you are having trouble getting the old solder to flow, try applying a small amount of fresh solder. This usually does the trick. Also, (not really relevant for the C64 but still a handy tip) if you are removing a surface-mount chip that you know is faulty, you can carefully slice through the legs with a sharp knife - making sure that you don't slice through the tracks under the pins. Then you can remove the pins with your iron, and mop up with solder wick. Anthony --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.495 / Virus Database: 294 - Release Date: 30/06/03 Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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