Unidentified chip -- Spoiler for HP 1260-0339

William Donzelli wdonzelli at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 14:25:45 CDT 2015

> It could also be a chip used to test an auto-insertion machine or wave
> solder machine.  If memory serves, they'll use correctly pinned but "fake"
> parts to test those processes before moving to the more expensive real
> thing.

Yes, there were a few companies that made dummy chips for exactly that
reason. These days, the robots are much better, so I doubt the
practice of using dummy chips still exists.


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