How to remove socketed transistors?

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  1. skern

    skern Member

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    Do I just yank on them?

    And how do I install them?
     
  2. brian marshall

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    pull them out

    push them in

    Yup. You won't want to use vice grips or anything. Often you can do it with your fingers or a small pair of pliers.

    You'll probably want to trim the leads of the new transistors.
     
  3. Jason_77

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    Also... Look at the spec sheet for the transistors in there now to see which legs are the base, emitter, and collector. They may not be in the same order on the new transistors but they have to go into the correct sockets.
     
  4. bluflames

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    Alternatively if they are jfet or mosfets the legs will be labeled drain, gate, and source - base/collector/emitter denotes bjt transistors
     
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    ^ Yeah, that too!

    (thanks, Blu) ;)
     
  6. skern

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    thanks guys!
     

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