Bus Pirate repair

Sal_The_Tiller posted a Flickr photoset of his Bus Pirate repair. Delicate surface mount surgery to replace a broken PIC chip:

…I’ve got a permanent workspace and some projects that could use a Bus Pirate, but I’m too cheap to buy a new one. Therefore I decided to replace the PIC24 chip by hand. Using a couple of rosin core solder blobs as a kind of makeshift flux, I heated the chip with my rework station and pulled it off with some tweezers. Tomorrow, the new PIC comes in the mail from mouser, so if all goes well I’ll have it fixed then.

Via the forum.

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