I think I'm allergic to the mesh on my wafer

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   Posted 10/29/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what to do, after awhile the mesh that covers the wafer itches like hell! then I just can't help myself, and I start scratching. What do I do? I have a two peice convex? mad

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   Posted 10/29/2007 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're referring to the tape around the wafer, the simple answer is to cut it off. The wafer should still stick :) A lot of people have the same problem.

Good luck.
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   Posted 10/29/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, some wafers are made without tape. You could try this. I cut my tape off and place a small Eakin strip around the edges of my wafer to help it stick (Peggy's great idea...I wish I could take credit for this).
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