Was: Quick Forth Question - New Subject: Chip Repair
lbickley at bickleywest.com
Tue Jan 24 10:16:16 CST 2006
On Tuesday 24 January 2006 02:59, Joe R. wrote:
> FWIW I've fixed irreplacable ICs by putting them in a wire wrap IC
> socket and then soldering the nubs of the leads to the socket and then
> plugging the socket and IC back into the circuit. You'll be soldering right
> up against the body of the IC so you have to be carefull not to over heat
> it. Clean the IC lgs/nubs and socket connectors good then use low
> temperature solder and a good tempature controlled soldering iron. I use
> wire wrap sockets with machined sockets because the legs are much stiffer
> then stamped out sockets and I can plug them into the original IC socket on
> the circuit board.
This is good advice - I've also had good success with this procedure.
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