i have even rapped my finger in elect tape and held the wires.
That is great its really cheered me up tonight. why did you wrap your fingers in tape. Do you have metal fingers or what?
Bact to the point of the tale. I read one post where a guy had got a spider with a corrupt bios but its rare. the chip could be faulty but that would be rare too.
Its as likely the install, thats the problem with solderless. can you not solder in a pinheader with these and try it that way. If you can't then you will have to persevere but in the end you may have to try another chip in the box to prove it one way or another