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Re: If cycling power doesn't work...

There were two main types of socket for DIL packages, one was considered the quality option - turned pin and they tended to hang on to their component. There there was another with flat pins and a sprung (be being bent) contact, these ones could work a component out by flexing of the PCB regardless of which way up the PCB was, even against gravity.

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