In an attempt to fix my ailing Zip Chip with bent pins, I broke it. The pins were really fragile after being bent, so I attempted to clip them a bit shorter and put it into another socket. Unfortunately I clipped the pins too short and now I get vertical or horizontal bars which, according to the manual, means it's not getting a good enough connection. The Zip Chip will freeze after about 10 minutes of use.
Sigh. So, I'm looking to buy another one.