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I just cut the pins on the chip I am removing then clean the holes.
I them use a solder sucker and de-solder braid.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
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Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] where is firmware for Hilltopper40
You definitely need the full size solder sucker. Those little ones just don't do the job.
On Dec 21, 2018, at 11:13 PM, "Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io" <firstname.lastname@example.org
If you meant the solder sucker, Brian, the one I recommended works well enough to successfully remove 14 pin ICs ( with some final help from a heat gun) and leave the holes clean when you put the correct component in place. Those little Radio Shack jobs were
toys by comparison.
Chas - NK8O