[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 115, Issue 1

Scott Quinn saquinn624 at aol.com
Thu Jun 7 21:16:39 CDT 2012

Jochen sayeth:

>Once uppon a time I had a similar problem with a Ultra 5 CPU module.
>I was able to replace the broken pin. Heat its soldering joint with a
>soldering iron until it is hot enough to melt through the plastics of
>the connector. Press it with the soldering iron until it has moved
>forward as far as possible. Now you can grip it from the other side
>with tweezers. Pull it out. It will melt a hole in the connector, so
>you can put in an other pin. You can desolder the replacement pin from
>a broken UPA card, or a GND pin from the same card.

Fantastic - this was going to be my next question. I already have a donor
connector-SGI PIMMs and processor modules on the Origin2/Octane class
machines use the same style of connector, but of a different pin count.

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