Texas Instruments closed frame IC sockets

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Texas Instruments closed frame IC sockets

I know these are difficult to find now in 2019. I'm hoping I can try salvage some used sockets from old circuit boards. Does anyone know where these were mainly used? And does anyone have any sockets they're willing to sell?

 

I have found this board that looks like it may use some of the correct sockets?

 

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Would you desolder the

Would you desolder the sockets or just remove the plastic body and insert new pins borrowed from other similar TI (not scarce) sockets? The latter option is preferable...

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I would probably try desolder

I would probably try desolder the sockets if possible. Do you know which TI sockets have compatible pins?

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I would just try to buy NOS

I would just try to buy NOS sockets.  They come up on ebay about once a month for several hundred dollars for an Apple-1 set.  With practice and a micro-torch you can recover at the expense of the board these sockets, but it's a very painful process.  Desoldering 50+ sockets is not fun even if you own a desoldering station.

 

 

 

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Corey986 wrote:I would just

Corey986 wrote:

I would just try to buy NOS sockets.  They come up on ebay about once a month for several hundred dollars for an Apple-1 set.  With practice and a micro-torch you can recover at the expense of the board these sockets, but it's a very painful process.  Desoldering 50+ sockets is not fun even if you own a desoldering station.

 

Thanks Corey, but I don't think I can justify paying almost $500 for these. I have desoldered a couple already and it's quite quick so have no problem with that, and there is no damage to original PCB or sockets. I was just hoping someone knew where they were mainly used other than Apple-1. So far have seen them on some S100 and TI boards. I have not found any boards with 8 pin socket yet.

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These TI sockets could be a good source of pins

These TI sockets (with the wrong plastic frame) could be good pin donors...

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RARE-Texas-Instruments-C9216-00-Integrated-Circuit-Sockets-Lot-of-100/283487050557

 

 

 

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mi2k wrote:These TI sockets

mi2k wrote:

These TI sockets (with the wrong plastic frame) could be good pin donors...

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RARE-Texas-Instruments-C9216-00-Integrated-Circuit-Sockets-Lot-of-100/283487050557

 

 

Great, thanks!

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