I recently purchased a bus pirate and basic probe set. Am planning to use to flash a Macronix MX25L4005A EEPROM that is soldered to an ASUS motherboard. But the probe J hooks are too big to connect to the exposed EEPROM leads. Two of the probe connectors are IC Hooks and they seem possible to connect although they are a little big and the connection is shaky, but seems possible.
So, my question: am I better off trying to find an EEPROM clamp or should I order a set of IC hooks and cut out the old J hooks and connect the IC hooks? I looked briefly for an EEPROM clamp to price and I can't find any for sale in the US. Also, the EEPROM is pretty close to PCI ports and I'm not sure I could even get the clamp in. If anyone has a better idea I'm game, but I really don't want to mess with trying to un-solder and re-solder the EEPROM unless its my last resort.