Electronic – Removing DIP Package from socket


I've designed some PCBs where I have a socket for a Teensy 3.2. The exact sockets I purchased were these turned pin open frame sockets. I also purchased these turned pin headers to solder to the Teensy.

This works great, however the Teensy is really hard to remove without bending the header pins. Obviously a certain amount of force is required to remove the Teensy. Are there any tools that would help or a particular recommended method?

Best Answer

People will probably disagree, but I just use a screwdriver, its all about going slowly. I use a flat head, slip it between the chip and the socket then twist it slightly, then change ends and do the same, if you go in small increments you will be fine. Don't just try and do it all from one end.

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