[LinuxBIOS] An idea, of sorts

will.nichols at comcast.net will.nichols at comcast.net
Wed Apr 11 01:10:01 CEST 2007


I've been lurking on the list for quite some time, and felt a need to reply to this post.  I use dental floss underneath my  PLCC's.  Lay 3 or 4 inches centered in the bottom of the socket, from one corner to it's diagonal neighbor.  Plug the chip in as usual.  When you want to remove it, pull up on the free ends of the floss.  Not as cool as the pushpins, but it works.

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Tom Sylla" <tsylla at gmail.com>
> On 4/10/07, Corey Osgood <corey_osgood at verizon.net> wrote:
> > I thought about doing something very similar to this, but would there be
> > any issue with the conductivity of the super glue? Especially if any
> > spilled onto the pins? That was the concern that kept me from
> > experimenting with it (and the inclusion of a plcc extractor with my
> > BIOS savior, I was just too cheap to buy one). I've also tinkered around
> > with using toothpicks to remove the chips...bad idea.
> Super glue is no problem for shorting pins. If I am doing a
> particualrly hairy probe point attachment, or some other rework for
> debug, I will stiffen any mechanical nightmares with a  bunch of super
> glue. I use the thick stuff, and then hit it with accelerator to
> freeze it. Epoxy is good for this too, but super glue is instantaneous
> with the accelerator and actually reversible with the proper solvent.
> Also, I have had good luck with part 822154-1 from techni-tool for
> PLCC extraction. The spring-loaded things are much more prone to
> busting up PLCC pins. The simple Tyco extractor works pretty well for
> hot-removal.
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