Need Docs for XT RAM Board...

Chris M chrism3667 at
Fri Nov 17 12:29:28 CST 2006

--- William Donzelli <wdonzelli at> wrote:

> Be careful when pulling chips - you just can not do
> this willy nilly
> and expect nothing to happen. Everytime a chip goes
> thru a heat cycle
> like soldering (or unsoldering) you damage the chip.
> There is no way
> around this. Even the first cycle, when the chip
> leaves the tube (or
> tape) for the first time, to be stuck to the board,
> the chip takes a
> beating internally. Obviously the manufacturers make
> the chips to get
> thru this first heat, but generally not any (or
> many) other cycles.
> In the real world, a tech that unsolders chips and
> reuses them tends
> to be shown the door quickly by the QC guys.

so if you presumably (probably? possibly?) eliminate
any heat getting to the ic's innards by the method I
described, you're likely doing no damage to it?

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