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I have noticed I have soldered an IC holder the wrong way round, does it matter

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by donzle92, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. donzle92

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    When i look online i see some sites say to make sure you solder the IC holder the correct way round so when you insert the IC the notch on the IC holder and the notch on the IC line up. However if you are aware the IC holder is the wrong way round does it actually matter, matter if the IC holder is not the correct way round. The IC will still work as expect right?

    I dont want to have to desolder the ic holder now because i think it will mess up the circuit a bit.

    Any help would be appreciated
  2. kubeek


    Sep 20, 2005
    You are aware of it now. The IC will work as expected, but when the time comes and you take the chip out and put it back in, you will most definitely put it back in the wrong way.
  3. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    I would take some white paint and put a dot on the socket at pin 1, or some other way mark the socket so you will be reminded that the socket is rotated 180°.
  4. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    Take a marking pen, such as white-out erase marker and put a dot on the board or the socket to remind you where is pin-1.

    Edit: Shucks, tracecom can type faster than me.
  5. killivolt

    Distinguished Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    That's when assemble people unaware just follow the assemble instructions and suddenly on startup....they see smoke.

  6. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    I use both fingers. :D
  7. THE_RB

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 11, 2008
    We've all done it. :)

    You can use the soldering iron to melt a big notch at the right end. Not that I ever did that myself... cough... ;)