Yeah? Oh thanks, I would not have tried that alone since I am afraid of handling these new for me tools. Now I will try it
In other news my first soldering got ... well ... messy. Except from the last 6 pins I could not seem to be able to apply the solder to only one hole ... it went to other holes some times forming connections which were not supposed to exist!
I think I need a smaller solder tip, and I also think I need new male header pins and a new IC socket
since I screwed up ... I will try de-soldering the whole thing, but maybe buying new stuff and starting again would be wiser since I kind of melted the plastic from the male header pins .... exposed it for too much time to the iron's heat I presume.