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Storing RAM chips


By RoyF

11 days ago



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    #1 11 days ago

    What is a good way to store RAM chips, and also EPROM chips too? I'd love to use something I can find here at the house, but other recommendations would also be appreciated.

    I just swapped the RAM chip in a Data East Star Wars machine for NVRAM, and I'd like to save the perfectly good RAM chip safely. I also updated the game ROM chip, so that's another item I need to store away. I don't have any more of that black foam material that one gets sometimes when ordering chips. Any good substitutes or suggestions?

    #2 11 days ago

    Put em in drawer that's dry. No special handling required.

    #3 11 days ago

    When you buy them new they are usually packed in an IC tube to protect the legs and then an metal shielded bag to protect from ESD. That should be plenty good for home storage. Super overkill throw in a dessicant pack and oxygen absorbing packet and seal the metal shield bag.

    #4 11 days ago

    If anyone wants some empty ic tubes just pay for shipping and I will fill a box up. My pile of tubes is well overflowed.

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    #5 10 days ago

    I buy tons of this stuff from all-spec ... what you need is somebody that cuts smaller sheets:

    amazon.com link »

    #6 7 days ago
    Quoted from G-P-E:

    I buy tons of this stuff from all-spec ... what you need is somebody that cuts smaller sheets:
    amazon.com link »

    I buy that stuff too for my parts bins. It is time consuming to cut them precisely for the plastic bins. Sharp blade and a straight edge is the best I can do.
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