If you have the necessary skills to do so, it should be safe. If you are not proficient at soldering, please get someone else who has the experience to do it.
Originally Posted by cav47
If FMCB v1.8c still won't boot on your console after its modchip has been removed, please let us know. If there is really a problem with FMCB v1.8c, we need more data (From more user reports) to prove that the problem exists (And it's best if we can pinpoint exactly when this issue will occur).
SCPH-10000 S. MINOKAMO v1.01 (Defunct)
SCPH-10000 S. KISARAZU v1.00 (faulty)
SCPH-15000 S. KOHDA (With warranty seal!) :D
DESR-5100 S. EMCS