[Coco] Using a NTSC Coco in the UK - my findings
zmerch-coco at 30below.com
Thu Feb 22 16:09:52 EST 2007
Rumor has it that Gene Heskett may have mentioned these words:
>Do NOT attempt to remove the gime with a small tool, all you'll likely do
>is cause a crack in the corner of the socket by prying on it. Use only a
>regular plcc puller tool. About a tenner the last time I bought one.
Nah... You just need the correct "wrong tool." ;-)
I've removed quite a few of them with curved dental picks - chat up your
local favourite dental hygienist and see what they do with their old
"no-longer-sharpenable" picks - that's my aunt's profession so I have a
ready source for them. ;-)
Granted, you do need to be a touch more careful, and some picks work better
than others, but I've prolly removed 80-100 PLCC chips from sockets over
the years and not chipped or damaged a single one.
They're handy for lots of other shiznit, too, so if you don't have any
PLCCs laying around, don't use that as an excuse not to score a few
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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