Repair or Replace? [Was: Repairing Timex]

From: Douglas Quebbeman <>
Date: Tue Jul 18 14:54:34 2000

> > ....and then replace it with a chip socket followed by working chip?
> Yes. The socket may not be 'original', but it makes future repairs
> easier, and possibly prevents further damage to the PCB from
> such repairs.
> Use a good quality socket. I use nothing but the turned-pin type now --
> bad connections on IC sockets are a pain to trace. The extra cost of such
> a socket is cheap compared to my time tracking down a fault!


By "turned pin" you mean as in turned on a machine lathe, correct?

We just call these "machined" pins here... always a joy to
discover alternate usages of our uncommon tongue.


Received on Tue Jul 18 2000 - 14:54:34 BST

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