What a terrible name. It has a CS-8416 receiver chip (under the crystal), CS-4398 DAC and a LT1364C opamp (under the heat sink). Here are some pictures of what it looks like inside.
Lately I’ve been messing with coreboot and I keep needing to reflash the chip I’m working with. I have a known-good chip, and a test chip that I flip in and out frequently. After a couple of inserts/removals on a live motherboard, I figured I needed a slightly less dangerous way of doing this. I needed a handle on the chip. Remembering my teachings from watching MacGyver back in the 80’s, I devised something that would make him proud using super glue and crimp-on electrical connectors.
Ingenious! Too bad I can’t get my coreboot image to work.
There is a correct tool for this job. It’s called a PLCC extractor. What fun would that be though.