[LinuxBIOS] PLCC removal trick
steve at nexpath.com
Thu Sep 15 20:40:31 CEST 2005
Guido Fiala wrote:
>On Wednesday 14 September 2005 21:56, Dave Ashley wrote:
>>I don't know about anyone else but the dental floss idea didn't
>>work at all for me, the floss interferes with the pins.
>>I had this idea on how to remove the chip easily, but I
>>haven't tried it. Just get some strong epoxy and glue
>>onto the top surface of the flashrom something to
>>act as a handle. After it's dry, use that to pull the
>Instead of epoxy you might use hot-glue (or whats it called),
>or, even better, "Power Strip" - a removable 2-side-glue flexible tape...
It's a good idea, but keep in mind that some programmers (such as my
Needhams) have a cover that closes over the chip to program it, so a
removal knob might interfere with closing the cover. Maybe the
programmer will make contact anyway with the cover open, haven't tried
it so I don't know.
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