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One hour (and many swear words) later: the chip is removed. I did it by cutting the pins of the chip as close as possible at the body of the chip on both sides of the chip, remove then the body and finally unsolder the remaining pins. Cutting the pins is not easy, because there is nearly no space for the side cutting pliers. So after I had cut the pins of one side, I bent over the chip thinking I could reach now the other side more easily - bad idea :-( The bending broke pins immediately above the surface of the pcb. Unsoldering became an ordeal.
Today I use a Den-On SC7000z Desoldering tool which makes this task extremely easy

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