Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Sun Oct 1 15:25:14 CDT 2006
On Sunday 01 October 2006 04:17 pm, Jay West wrote:
> Unrelated: I wanted to try the H/L pair chips in a different socket. I
> chose to remove the BASIC chip and try that one. Upon removal, I noticed
> the BASIC chip had a bent pin. I figured whoever put it in must not have
> paid close attention. I put a H/L set (Lotus) in there to check it, and
> noticed that it bent the same pin on the L chip of the Lotus set. Argh! So
> I removed the chip and under inspection under a magnifier, I can see that
> the corresponding hole in the boards "socket" was fouled with something,
> causing any chip put in there to get that pin pushed up and bent. Yikes.
> Very careful work under the magnifier cleared the obstruction. I
> straightened the pin on the BASIC chip and put it back in and it went in
> fine (and works fine). However, soon as I touched the pin on the L Lotus
> chip, it broke off (right where the pin becomes narrow). So, I get to try
> and carefully reattach that pin leg to the chip. Can anyone share broken
> chip leg repair techniques? I can't attach a tiny segment of wire as a
> brace - the "socket" on the board is the type where each pin gets it's own
> socket so a thicker leg probably won't go in.
Best thing I can think to suggest there is that you get a socket to plug into
the socket, one where the pins coming out the bottom will go into the
original socekt and where the holes in the top will accomodate whatever you
have to do to get that chip pin repaired...
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