Date: 2004-01-21 17:27:15
> -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of ext Ethan Dicks > Sent: 21 January, 2004 17:55 > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Dead PET > > > > > > RE: Dead PET > > I also managed to break a pin off one of the ROMs through one of my > > clumsy attempts to remove it and clean it :( > > I have had good luck replacing broken IC pins like that. I take a > good pin from a sacrificial chip and solder it to the stub. > > It might not work for you unless you have a steady hand, but it is > something you can try. > > -ethan In addition to the steady hand, I would also suggest - good quality flux - fine soldering iron And if you do manage to solder the new lead to the stub, I also suggest to use two-component epoxy glue to mechanically reinforce the structure. Otherwise you'll find yourself re-soldering that lead agin and again, while you have already overheated the silicon die. As for "sacrificial chip", if you don't have a broken one, take a nc (non-connected) lead from some logic IC or such thing. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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