Subject: Re: Unsuccessful chip replacement attempt
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From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/08/2002 22:11:06
On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 06:06:21PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> I really don't understand why -- removing the chip is very easy. Just
> cut the leads, pry it loose from the glue pad, and then with tweezers
> and any small soldering iron (and maybe a magnifying glass too) remove
> the leads and very carefully clean the pads without rubbing them too
> hard or pulling on them with anything that's not well hot enough to melt
> solder. It's quite simple and safe.
Spoken like a man who already has the proper equipment and skills.
I'm not even going to tell how many times I messed up trying to wire
up a serial port for an AXPpci33. The part that really sucks is that
I have three of these boards, and I need two ports per board. Oh, and
I'll never get the parallel ports right. I wish I could buy the cables.
Kevin P. Neal http://www.pobox.com/~kpn/
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