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Socket Removal Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011688D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The Socket Removal Tool was developed to eliminate damage to the computer card and the pins on the socket spacer modules that are mounted on the Double Data Rate (DDR) Memory Test Station (DMTS) card tester. Before having the Socket Removal Tool we would damage the card and the socket spacers used on the tester when replacing worn out socket modules. The Socket Removal Tool has specially made jaws when pinched together apply equal pressure on the module to be removed and has limited travel to prevent the damage of pins on the card and module. Thus removing the socket spacers without damaging the DMTS card tester and modules being removed.