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A bit hysterical at the moment.

Need to know whether this board needs to be Replaced or not, if it is I probably won't be replacing it with a Gigabyte motherboard. This may be related to issues I've been having since this rig first was assembled. The mobo was like this since the start, I can assure no error on my part, I have built a fair few computers.

Was just doing some routine cleaning of my rig, dustbusting etc.

Put everything back together but forgot the fan cables, after booting I just remembered.

I quickly disassembled the rig to check if the CPU was burned, it looked fine, then looked at the pins on the mobo. They looked bent. I'm not sure why I didn't notice this when I first assembled it, they were like that but it didn't quite strike at me that this could be a problem, first 1366 rig I'd built at the time so wasn't 100%.

Here's some pictures, not feeling positive about this at all.





This is the best picture, you can see what I'm talking about, they look bent.



Any/all input appreciated, fast relevant answers are what I'm looking for here. Need this rig back online soon.
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They certainly look bent. Not sure how that could have happened. Put it back together and see if it works, otherwise going to have to RMA I would think...
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Use an empty mechanical pencil to carefully bend them back. I've never done this, but i've heard it works.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
They certainly look bent. Not sure how that could have happened. Put it back together and see if it works, otherwise going to have to RMA I would think...
I think I might have to just do it anyway.

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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
Use an empty mechanical pencil to carefully bend them back. I've never done this, but i've heard it works.
Yeah, I don't think it's worth the effort.

The CPU may still be an issue, but nothing looks burned so I'm assuming for the time being it's OK.
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post #5 of 16
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Yeah, I don't think it's worth the effort.

The CPU may still be an issue, but nothing looks burned so I'm assuming for the time being it's OK.
What do you mean not worth effort? This may save your board!
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What do you mean not worth effort? This may save your board!
And void the warranty, not taking any chances. Can't afford it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reflux View Post
And void the warranty, not taking any chances. Can't afford it.
I see, I see. Well, if they don't honor your warranty due to bent pins then it may be worth it after all. Good luck in your dilemma.
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You can always send it back and pay gigabyte to fix it.
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You can always send it back and pay gigabyte to fix it.
I cant afford repairs.

If I didn't make it clear I'm not interested in Gigabyte motherboards any longer. There's been countless issues both solvable and unsolvable, some related to these bent pins and some not.

There was one issue for the longest time which was related to a corrupted BIOS, which completely disabled my DVD drive.
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post #10 of 16
The probability of you getting a refund is next to none. You can't just call and say "The pins on my motherboard are bent, and I want a refund".

I know it's not a motherboard company, but to give you an example, I had a Gemini CDMP 6000 (it's a cdj/all in one mixer). I went through four, count it, four units before I found one (which I just got three days ago) that has not had issues yet.

I demanded my money back and they told me time and time again even after speaking with the supervisor that they CANNOT refund me, they can only constantly keep sending me new units until one of them works.
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