Will this work?

Okay, I was reviewing my board and realized that 2 of the IC sockets are backwards. If I orient the chips the proper way, will they still work? Or do I have to desolder the IC sockets and re-orient them. I know it would be bad practice…however once the chips are in, it’s not like I’ll be removing them for any reason.

It will work with the IC socket backwards. But if you decide to remove a chip, you’ll have to remember it has to be put in the opposite of the direction pointed by the socket when you put it back in place!