Originally Posted by crazyspaz
for the second chip, you can just heat it up and pop it off, pull it off with pliers, pop it off with a screwdriver- doesn't matter.
LOL, Yeah I wasn't confident when doing what little soldering needed to be done and and handled and resolderd too much, fiddled and move the attached wires too much and it broke off, had to resolder that, a trace lifted on one when i ripped the chip off, on the other driver, part of the board came when i ripped it off.
I soldered the spring on and the joint popped when I pushed on the spring because i didn't solder it to sit flush. A comedy of errors and ineptness.
Anyway i have reordered everything and i'll give it another go in a week or so.