Both my Falcons have dead NVRAM chips, no big surprise there.
I've read that removing them is a PITA, and that typical soldering iron+solderpult approach will likely destroy traces and possibly the whole Falcon.
I've also seen the "cut the chip away from the top" approach, which seems to me a risky way to make a huge mess too.
How safe is a Hakko desoldering station? It seems pretty gentle on the vacuum and has variable heat settings from 400F to 750F, would this be a better option to desolder the Dallas chip from the underside and then use a plastic screwdriver to lever the chip off?