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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2023 6:17 pm 
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Building a Green Pony and soldered the IC socket for the charge pump in upside down! I tried to desolder and quickly learned how difficult a task that is! Holy cow! I’m guessing I can’t just put the chip in the right way in a socket that’s in the wrong way, right? What do I do? Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2023 6:59 pm 
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soundave wrote:
Building a Green Pony and soldered the IC socket for the charge pump in upside down! I tried to desolder and quickly learned how difficult a task that is! Holy cow! I’m guessing I can’t just put the chip in the right way in a socket that’s in the wrong way, right? What do I do? Any suggestions?


I presume by upside down you don't mean "on the wrong side of the PCB" but rather, you got the little cut-out on the wrong end.

Sure you can put the chip in the right way! The electrons don't know which end of the socket has the little half-moon cut out of it. Just make sure that when you put the IC in, *it* is oriented the correct way. The socket itself can be backwards.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2023 7:46 pm 
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Yeah, it’s on the correct side of the PCB. I was so hopeful there wasn’t anything particular about the socket orientation itself! Thanks for allaying my fears.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:57 pm 
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I guess that wasn’t the only thing wrong. Put the IC chip in and I still get nothing. Maybe that’s a new thread? What’s the etiquette here?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2023 9:02 pm 
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Different problem-->new thread, please. And photos are always appreciated--large, well-lit & well-focused, both sides of the PCB and all of the jack & switch wiring.

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