Repairing IC pins
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Jul 22 15:29:41 CDT 2005
> Hi folks,
> Does anyone know of a way to repair IC pins that have been broken off at
> the point where they leave the IC casing? I've got a couple of chips with
> missing pins here and was just wondering if it was possible...
I've had some success on plastic-packaged ICs by :
Cust/scrape the plastic round the broken pin
Put the chip into a turned pin socket
Put a piece of bare wire into the empty hole in the socket. Cut it off
just above the edge of the metal from the broken off pin.
Try to solder the wire to the edge of the metal.
Put the whole thing (includign the turned-pin socket) into another
turned-pin socket soldered to the PCB.
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