[rescue] Weitek PowerUP CPU

Zach Malone rescue at sunhelp.org
Mon Jun 25 03:29:11 CDT 2001

I managed to pull it out.  Yes it was socketed, I have seen images at
obsolyte.com of an SS2 with two socketed chips in the rear area, mine has
three, as a point of reference.  I managed to get it out by prying the chip
out with a screwdriver, the edges of the socket are a little beat up now,
but no damage other then the cosmetic.  Those chips are a pain to remove,
low insertion force my ass.  Anyhow, everything seems to work fine, I plan
on replacing this board with the Cycle SS5 one in a couple days anyhow,
maybe this board can be made into a firewall or something.  Thanks for the
help everyone,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Hechinger" <wonko at arkham.ws>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Weitek PowerUP CPU

> On Sun, Jun 24, 2001 at 11:45:29PM -0400, Zach Malone wrote:
> > Hello,
> >     Does anyone know how to install the Weitek PowerUP chip?  I have
been trying to pry the existing Sun processor out of an SS-2 for about 20
minutes now with no headway (other then bending one of my knives).  Is there
a tool I need to pry the existing chip out?
> there is a special tool that you need to extract the old CPU and insert
> new one.  you are going to seriously mung stuff up without it, just a fair
> warning. :)
> -brian
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