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Tweezers and patients
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FlamingMidget;15574792 
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

Most warranty won't cover physical damage, ie Bent Pins.

Fixing it might cost anywhere from 100-200 USD just to repair the socket completely.

I had bent pins on a Asus Rampage II Gene, and I didn't even bother doing that myself, I sold it as is, to someone who had more experience with something like that.
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post #13 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlamingMidget;15574792 
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


I used to work with some mobo company and RMA back there charge
for $75 just to fix bend pins dual or single socket CPU board.
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post #14 of 31
i bent some pins on my 775 board and i took it to the asus workshop,

they said they could either try to bend them back or replace the socket for $50
i asked them to bend them back, and according to them the board still works but i have tested since
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post #15 of 31
i've bent pins on my mive many many times frown.gif
each time it takes forever to fix.

I fix them with two pipettes from bio lab and a lab magnyfying glass... you have to make sure you place them back at their original orientation to prevent further damage and make it boot properly. Use the other nearby pins in the array as a point to work with.

another thing to use if you don't have pipettes available lol.. is mechanical pencils.. although i would think it would be really hard to fix with those.. (usually amd guys use that)

EDIT: with anything else besides micro pipettes.. or something that is thin and accurate enough.. i would think it would be extremely difficult to fix, you'd have a higher chance of damaging it more if you do it with a fat object as you might bend other nearby pins)

i recommend rmaing it if possible

good luck
Edited by badatgames18 - 11/4/11 at 4:51pm
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post #16 of 31
Asus warranties through the serial number, so just have that with you when you call. You don't need to mention you're the second owner.

Just be polite and say the socket pins got damaged and they'll tell you what they will or will not do.
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post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by Modus;15574825 
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.

Doesn't Asus go by serial..? Or is that just MSI and some other?
 
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post #18 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metroidfreak;15574865 
Asus warranties through the serial number, so just have that with you when you call. You don't need to mention you're the second owner.

Just be polite and say the socket pins got damaged and they'll tell you what they will or will not do.

Hmm I see. I'll give this a shot first then.
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Originally Posted by Modus;15574825 
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.
I thought you got it for free?confused.gif
Anyhow...get the tweezers/razorblade and a .05 mechanical pencil. Looks like it might take a while...frown.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE;15574901 
I thought you got it for free?confused.gif
Anyhow...get the tweezers/razorblade and a .05 mechanical pencil. Looks like it might take a while...frown.gif

I originally purchased it off another user. it got damaged during shipping. Seller was able to file for the insurance claim and I'll be able to get a refund. He didn't want me to ship it back so told me I could keep it for free.
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