I've recently got a Minipro 866CS programmer + SOIC8 clip.

I wanted to use this to help decode a GID but there is a problem;

Everytime i attach the clip and attempt a read i get an overcurrent protection message.

I am attempting to read the chip in circuit...is the Mini pro not able to do this?

If its not is there any other affordable programmer than can read without unsolding the chip?