IC extractor

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IC extractor tool, which is used for removing PLCC ICs

An IC extractor is a tool for safely and quickly removing integrated circuits (ICs) from their sockets. The main purpose of using this tool is to avoid bending the socket pins[1] and to avoid damage through electrostatic discharge (ESD).

A PLCC package being removed from its socket with a PLCC extractor


  1. ^ IC Extractor, itpedia, New York University, archived, 11 November 2014