>What a hacker! How does he heat both rows of pins at once? I
>wonder if he just does one side at a time?
I began using the heat gun technique on SMT parts in 1983. It's really
not that difficult. You just go round and round the part
at sort of medium speed (whatever that is) and the pads, legs, and solder
retain enough heat so that once all the solder has reached it's melting
point, you just "flick" the part right off the board.
Hell, from the number of people here that have unsocketed chips,
I should start a socketing service for list members. Of course, my
soldering skills are probably a little rusty, but like Uwe said, I'd just
grab one of the (too many) junk or obsolete PCB's laying around the
house, and practice.
Hey, I could supplement my mod fund. I socket your ECU, and you send a
check for $20 to ND, in my name.
Ha, ha. Saturday morning ramblings. Burp, groan....
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