I've searched the forum, and see that this question has been asked more than once.. but it doesn't seem that a good answer has been given yet.
I'm looking to buy a fibre glass pen for cleaning up the d0 point, as described in Team Xecuter's install guide.
I've done a few chip installs, each time using an X-acto knife to gently scrape away at d0. Well I just did an install today, and for the life of me I just couldn't get a good connection to d0. So more and more attempts to clean it up with the X-acto *almost* resulted in a scraped of trace. Luckily I was able to make my connection after all, and do have the system working now... but I was literally one more attempt away from killing the topside of the mobo.
This was a little too close for comfort for me. I realize if I did kill the topside of the board, I could have taken the MB out and used plan B with the alternate d0 point. But I really don't even want it to come to that again... so the fibre glass pen would definitely save some major headaches next time.
I've searched google, mouser electronics, jameco electronics, etc.. None of the big electronics suppliers carry this tool, and just about the only place on Google I can find it is located in the UK. And my luck, it doesn't even appear they take US orders.
So can anyone suggest a US-based website, or better yet a walk-in location where I might be able to pick one of these up? I've heard some people suggest Radio Shack... but after searching their catalog and their website, I couldn't find one. So I have my doubts that Radio Shack actually does carry them... just think people might be jumping the gun a little bit there and assuming Radio Shack carries them. But please correct me if I'm wrong
Any help on this would be appreciated...