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is a staple from a desk top stapler the right size

a cpu pin is .0175" D and staple .0180" D they are very vary close

cut a staple a little longer than the cpu pin so there will be some pressure to the cpu pad
Edited by Tweeky - 8/23/11 at 2:32pm
    
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yea, it went in the hole, but I couldn't get a staple in the other slot. I would need some needle nose tweezers for that.
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For the bent pin :

I use a credit card like object. I slip the card between the row where the bent pin is and the row adjacent to that one. Put a little pressure in the direction where the pin should be bent. Then, do the same thing, although perpendicularly.

For the broken pin :

There's no chance in hell you will be able to solder it in place. It's way too small, and if you happen to shake, you risk dropping solder. Advice : pray it isn't a necessary pin once the other bent pin is sorted out.
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having a broken pin CPU would be a nightmare for me. I would just wait for BD and replace it.
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I'm going to get a new one. The staple method failed.
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Are you gonna drop the G Dang Pin in the whole and put the CPU back or what? I want to see if it worked.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fapestar View Post
Are you gonna drop the G Dang Pin in the whole and put the CPU back or what? I want to see if it worked.
read the thread, he doesn't have the broken off pin, his friend didn't send it to him

also

op, any progress? im interested
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I bent about 4 pins taking my phenom ii 840T out of an hp. I just bent the pins back into position by putting a razor between the rows and columns and applying pressure in the correct direction. After that I held the cpu up to a light and looked down each row and column to make sure they were all aligned. There was actually one that was bent by hp in there ( I know I didn't bend it). As for the broken pin, this is just a shot in the dark but why not place the pin in the hole in the motherboard or a staple and put a very small amount of solder in the top of the hole and put the chip on right away.
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Yeah, I tired that, it didn't post.
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Sometimes you just have to accept that things are not going to ever work again.The mechanical pencil trick for working with a bent pin is a great idea but when the pin is broken off, that is a tough bill to fill.
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