Ground yourself before handling parts. This is especially important in dry or desert air.
Square up the pins on new parts. Chips are manufactured with the pins splayed out because this is better for robotic handling. We need them straight.
Place the part. Set the computer where you want to plug it in then insert it by pressing with a flat surface (for example, the bottom of a pen works well). This avoids uneven insertion and bent pins.
|Last edited March 25, 2006
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