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Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:31 pm

I've never had any issues with damaging ROM chips when I removed them. I just wet the contacts with flux, blow the hot air over it, and gently lift the ROM with tweezers. I also don't clamp the PCB down, so if any pins are still attached it'll just lift the board rather than rip the pin off.

But, I have ruined a few rather expensive PCB's from tweaking other components near the ROM. Especially these new WD 2060-800022 boards where the ROM is right next to the main IC. So reading in place would be great in my opinion.

I've got a similar looking setup to what /u/pc3000 posted a picture of, but I've never found it very effective at reading the chips in place.

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Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:52 pm

pc3000 wrote:Do you have adapter with cable for ROM like this?

Yes, our flash programmer can support this, and do not need to chip off.

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Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:23 pm

Jared wrote:I've never had any issues with damaging ROM chips when I removed them. I just wet the contacts with flux, blow the hot air over it, and gently lift the ROM with tweezers. I also don't clamp the PCB down, so if any pins are still attached it'll just lift the board rather than rip the pin off.

But, I have ruined a few rather expensive PCB's from tweaking other components near the ROM. Especially these new WD 2060-800022 boards where the ROM is right next to the main IC. So reading in place would be great in my opinion.

I've got a similar looking setup to what /u/pc3000 posted a picture of, but I've never found it very effective at reading the chips in place.

Hello Jared

Thank you for sharing your practice and experience. WD 2060-800022 boards is supported for ROM reading in place by our flash programmer. Also the Seagate EB01 drive chip is supported for read and write without solder.

Tina

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:29 am

Those two boards alone have cost me at least $150 in ones I've ruined. So I think I'll be ordering this.

Where can we buy?

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:59 pm

Jared wrote:Those two boards alone have cost me at least $150 in ones I've ruined. So I think I'll be ordering this.

Where can we buy?

Hello Jared

My email is [email protected], can you pls send me an email? I will reply you with purchasing details. The product is available in stock for immediately delivery, you can receive in about 3 or 4 days.

I am using whatsapp and skype, if you prefer, you can reach me at 86 138 8078 0673 on Whatsapp or [email protected] on Skype during our working hour (GMT+8, 9:00am to 18:00pm) for timely service.

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