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 Post subject: When to remove ICs?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:31 pm 

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Thank you to Lost for answering my board grading posts.

The next question relates to the removal of ICs. Under what circumstances should they be removed vs. not?

I have a number of CD/DVD drive controller boards. Some of them have 1 or even 2 removable chips. Is it ok to remove these?

Thank You.

 Post subject: Re: When to remove ICs?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:50 pm 
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That depends. For on topic I’m assuming little squares in plastic sockets. On something like a drive controller that shouldn’t be a problem; but the occasion big IC in a large square plastic socket, leave those on. That’s likely the controller that makes them Cd/DVD grade. Generally if it’s in peripheral grade (or better) a single IC isn’t going to kill the grade. I pull bios chips from boards all the time. And will typically pull the single cache chip from magneto-optical (floptical) drives. I don’t ever remove ICs from telco. It’s rude to boardsort I’d its still telco, and risky in I could pull just one more and then have peripheral.

Generally I don’t recommend removing ICs unless they are socketed in motherboards. Or on specific occasions when grading boards in photos here.

-- my grades are my own and do not represent an offer from boardsort, nor are they guaranteed. Please keep that in mind.

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