View Full Version : Is this a problem? (Re: IC Souckets)
12-28-2008, 10:27 AM
I was constructing a Grinch and realized I soldered 3 of the four IC Sockets on backwards (little nothes facing away from the RJ45 IN/OUT connectors). Is this going to cause a problem? I know the assembly instructions say "must". But does "must" mean, this is what the instructions say, but everything is going to be fine. OR....does "must" mean, You should really pay attention to the instructions once in a while, cause now your hosed. Have fun desoldering and fixing your screw-up. Better yet, just buy a whole new board and start over.
So which "must" is it? Am I screwed?
12-28-2008, 10:37 AM
Relax. It is best if the sockets would face the right way for future reference. But the board will still work if you place the chips in the sockets correctly. You do not have to desolder. Just make sure that the pin 1 (dot or indent) on the chip is facing toward the Cat5 input jacks. The socket is just a holder.
You make want to draw or write on the top of the board with a Sharpy the correct orientaion for the future.
12-28-2008, 10:51 AM
I figured that the socket was just the holder. Thanks (sigh of relief).
12-28-2008, 11:52 AM
I did the same thing on a set of SSRz boards!
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