Quick Forth Question
ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 07:57:10 CST 2006
David Betz wrote:
> Okay, I figured out the immediate problem. Three of the pins on one of
> the EPROMs have broken off. One was hanging by a thread and fell off
> when I inspected it. I see no evidence that the pins remain in the
> sockets so I guess they must have fallen off when I removed the EPROMs
> to read them in my EPROM programmer. I suppose this suggests that they
> may have fallen off *before* I read them and that is why your SnapFORTH
> ROMs don't work. I don't think that's the case though because I'm sure
> I would have noticed that. Do EPROM (or chip pins in general) get more
> brittle as they get older? I've never had this type of problem before.
> These are gold colored (and plated I assume) pins if that makes a
They definitely get brittle if repeatedly bent.
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