Replacing an A2000 battery

From: John Lawson <>
Date: Tue Nov 9 11:24:51 2004

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Bryan Pope wrote:

> Thanks! But it looks like I have bad RAM... And there are *32* RAM
> chips soldered onto this board. Eek.
   So should I be planning to desolder
> all of the RAM, solder in IC sockets and then keep swapping out RAM until
> I get farther in the boot process?

   A bit of oft-repeated hardware-geek lore when faced with this prospect:
first try to narrow down, if you can, which of the chips (or bank of
chips) is causing the fault.

   Then, clip the legs of the chip(s) as nearly flush to the body of the
chip as you can, leaving them soldered into the board. This is especially
required if the board is more than about four layers - without the proper
tools and not-a-small-amount of experience, you'll kill your mobo for sure

   After you have removed the body of the defective chip(s) you can easily
straighten the legs and solder a socket to them. Of course use care and a
light touch in attaching the socket. I've done this numerous times, it's a
lifesaver in this type of situation.


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