IC socket on wrong side of PCB!

by willyroyale on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:40 pm

Idiot warning! - i was concentrating so hard on my first foray into microelectronics and soldering that i've soldered the IC socket on the wrong side of the board. Is this going to be a problem? I note from the instruction that orientation on the correct side of the board isn't an issue but the wrong side?

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Re: IC socket on wrong side of PCB!

by adafruit_support_rick on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:49 pm

Yes, unfortunately, that will be a problem, as the IC's pins will be in the wrong places when you insert it into the socket.

You will need a solder-sucker or some solder-wick to remove the socket.
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