I think I had the same crap tool u had.. I have scratch also.. what's the actual best method for removing them? They are in so tight.grshaw wrote: ↑Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:50 amSpent today removing all the components that I needed from the A500 motherboard. For the chips, that meant removing them from the sockets. For the Connectors and VIDIOT , that meant desoldering them. The chips all came out pretty easily, with the exception of Agnus. Man that was a pain! I think that the PLCC extractor that I was using was cheap crap.
Poor Agnus. I promise to treat you better in the future.
I've had this same experience before. Add insult to injury, that Agnus socket can be very prone to cracking, too.I think that the PLCC extractor that I was using was cheap crap. Instead of gripping the chip when you squeeze, it would just slip off and scratch the top of the package. I finally gave up on the PLCC extractor and used a tiny screwdriver.
In fact I did crack the socket too. However, it's not a problem because I wasn't planning to re-use it in any case.I've had this same experience before. Add insult to injury, that Agnus socket can be very prone to cracking, too.
obitus1990:At the sea-ccc club member Christian uses a simple extractor where, instead of pulling (and typically scratching the top) he squeezes both arms very firmly and, eventually, the chip just pops out. I've never been able to do it myself, but seeing him do it is a thing of beauty. I actually bought a really expensive PLCC remover and he wouldn't even touch it.
Sounds like there is a knack to it, which I don't currently have. Also, counter-intuitively, sounds like a cheaper PLCC extractor may be better in this case. I will bear this advice in mind next time I need to extract a PLCC chip. Hopefully, that won't be any time soon.You're using the PLCC extractor incorrectly. I use a cheap one, and, once you learn how to do it, it will work flawlessly. Once you get the legs engaged into the slots in the socket, you push down towards the board so that the black plastic frame makes good solid contact with the socket, and while maintaining this downward pressure, you then begin gently squeezing the black plastic frame together at the part where it bends. It is, for me, a two hand operation. The chip will then pop out almost effortlessly. The key is keeping the black frame in contact with the socket and letting the instrument do the work for you. Whatever you do, don't rock it side to side.