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Update - Did my best bend most of the pins back in place. booted up fine and was able to install win7. playing BF3 as I type this. Now too sure what I'm supposed to be looking at to see if its 100% functional.


Got a free Asus Maximus Gene-Z with a few bent pins; heres a pic.

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My question is for those with experiencing fixing bent pins. Most of the pins are bent the opposite way how much of a risk is there for them to snap off went re-bending to original place. I'd rather not risk my i5-2500k so I'm thinking of picking a celeron to test with.
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post #2 of 31
Nah, just toss your CPU in there, it will be fiiiiine...

/sarcasm

Those look pretty bad... i have fixed pins on AMD CPUs, but these look much more tough to fix. I would say go for it, its not going to work as it is now, so why not give it a shot. Just make sure not to test it until its as perfect as you think you could get it otherwise risking your CPU...
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If you wanna attempt it trying bending them back into place as close as possible then use a very fine straight edged object in between the lines of pins to make them all straight. As for risk of snapping it may or may not happen I'm not entirely sure frown.gif

and if possible maybe RMA it? Idk how that would work though
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If that warranty's not dead, your best bet is to see what Asus can do. Un-bending(?) pins is sometimes risky, because, yes, they break off very easily when bent two directions (or more) more than a few times, which may happen when trying to push them back. If you were to succeed, you'd need to be grounded, maybe get a magnifier, an über steady hand, and the most precise pliers in the world.

I did it on a 775 with a paper clip...but that's not exactly a safe procedure. To this day I say I'm just lucky.
 
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As far as I know a Celeron cannot fit in there because it is a different socket. You can try the mechanical pencil tip method.
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Pretty sure ASUS would just laugh and send it back. I'll try giving it a shot tonite when I get home and give an update. it's just such a great board and so disappointed that it got damaged.
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post #7 of 31
I use the tip of an empty mechanical pencil to fix bent pins at work, but that is usually on old processors, not the motherboard itself. The tiniest of flat head screw drivers work as well.
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Originally Posted by catcherintherye;15574796 
As far as I know a Celeron cannot fit in there because it is a different socket. You can try the mechanical pencil tip method.

I was referring to the LGA 1155 celerons, they go for about 50 bucks.
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post #9 of 31
I did this once before, when I ordered my brother's cpu and it had 5 bent pins, what I did was use bright light to illuminate the rows and I used the very tip of a pair of Tweezers we had that were abnormally small. Just very lightly push on the pins until they match the rest of the row. Good luck if you attempt it.
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Originally Posted by Nick0matic;15574793 
If that warranty's not dead, your best bet is to see what Asus can do. Un-bending(?) pins is sometimes risky, because, yes, they break off very easily when bent two directions (or more) more than a few times, which may happen when trying to push them back. If you were to succeed, you'd need to be grounded, maybe get a magnifier, an über steady hand, and the most precise pliers in the world.

I did it on a 775 with a paper clip...but that's not exactly a safe procedure. To this day I say I'm just lucky.

problem is I purchased the board used so no proof of purchase ( Seller doesn't have it either). I'll shoot a e-mail to ASUS and see what the they.
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