Step 5: Chip Socket Chipping
You need to trim the chip socket a bit first. Do this before you solder it in. I snuck a couple of resistors underneath the chip, so the socket needs to be trimmed so that they fit. Not a great idea, but it worked. I use a Dremel with a cut-off and trim off the section holding the sides together at the “dimpled” end (see photo 1).
Once you have it trimmed, insert it into the board with the trimmed section in the correct orientation (see photo 2). Make sure you don’t fold a contact over (done that). You should be able to see the four holes for the resistors in the middle of the holder. Solder it in.