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Amps

Ampeg
  SVT Classic Shuts Off
  SVT-VR Won't Balance
Fender
  DeVille Input Jack
  Mini-Twin Conversion
  Princeton 5F2-A ReCap
  Super Twin Inspection
Kay
  703-C Filter Caps
Marshall
  DSL100 Choke & Bleed
Peavey
  6505+ Tube Filaments
  Classic-30 Repair
Selmer
  Little Giant Mk 3
Vox
  Valvetronix AD50VT

Keyboards

Akai
  MPC2000XL Jog Wheel
Farfisa
  Mini Compact Dividers
Korg
  01/W Keybed Removal
  Karma Key Contacts
  M1 Worn-Out Buttons
  Poly-61 Envelopes
  Triton Disassembly
  Triton Worn-out Buttons
  X3 Worn-out Buttons
  X3 Floppy Drive
  Keys & Contacts:
    M1, 01W, triton, i30 ...

M-Audio
  KeyStation USB Jack
Moog
  Micromoog Repair
  Minimoog Bushings
  Prodigy Key Contacts
  Rogue Power Jack
Roland
  D-50 Key Contacts
Sequential Circuits
  Pro-One Key Contacts
Yamaha
  MOTIF6,7 Disassembly
  MOTIF Worn-out Buttons
  Keys & Contacts:
    motif, es, DX7, sy85 ...

Technique

  Installing IC Sockets
  Soldering Phone Plugs

IC Removal    Socket Installation

Clipping out a bad IC Installing an IC socket

This story shows how to remove and replace a soldered-in integrated circuit with an IC socket.

This makes the chip easier to change again, if needed, and prevents further damage to the printed circuit traces and solder pads.

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