Quick Forth Question

Sridhar Ayengar 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 
> difference.

They definitely get brittle if repeatedly bent.

Peace...  Sridhar

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