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Old 05 October 2002, 21:05   #76
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@Uukrul, it says to check with the SID chip removed, I suppose this means the voltages, either 12VDC or 9VDC depending on your revision of the SID. I would carefully remove the chip, but only if it's socketed and check for bent/broken pins and dust in between the pins to make sure. Also note that sometimes the pins will have what looks like a white film on them, this is called oxidation, basically it's corrosion and I found you can use a pencil erasor to carefully clean the oxidation from the pins. Be careful not to bend or break them however. Oxidation will cause a weak or bad electrical connection between the pins on the chip and the socket. Of course if the SID is soldered directly to the mobo then there isn't much you can do without some reworking equipment for desoldering and soldering
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