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post #21 of 31
I fixed like 4 before, i used an exacto knife and a bright light shining right on the socket so i could see. I got them all perfectly working.
    
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post #22 of 31
Asus isnt based on person. They are all based on Seriel. If you call their customer care line, they will help you more so than the Tech support line...

510-818-4877

ASUS USA customer-care team consists of the following memebers:

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They are all good people, but they don't really follow up with you at all or return calls all to well so you have to stay on top of them.
post #23 of 31
I've had some success in fixing bent pins on modern servers with similar socket designs. It takes a steady hand, a precise tool (I usually use the tiniest-bladed flathead screwdriver I can find), and a ton of patience. Bright, even light is an absolute must; and if possible, use a magnifying glass to reduce the eyestrain. Work on one pin at a time, and rotate the board 90 degrees to verify final orientation before moving on to the next pin.

Good luck. Hope you have success, and without the headache that I get from this kind of repair.
    
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Not sure I want to RMA it...kinda feel guilty since I'm already getting a full refund for the amount I paid.
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Originally Posted by Modus;15574997 
Not sure I want to RMA it...kinda feel guilty since I'm already getting a full refund for the amount I paid.

You'll have to pay shipping anyway.
 
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post #26 of 31
I've heard asus won't even bother with bent pins. Gigabyte on the other hand, they replaced a socket with bent pins for free. I've also fixed bent pins myself, but that socket looks terrible. I don't really think there is anything that you can do about it.
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post #27 of 31
I tried to RMA a EVGA 1133 board with bent pens and it was a no go. They sent it back and said the could fix it for 120$. My buddy tried bending them back and it looks really, really close to perfect. I almost don't think you could tell which ones were bent unless you had seen it before hand before he worked on it.
Still haven't tried it though, because I ordered another board thinking the RMA would go through and I would just get a refund. Now I have almost 500$ in my MOBO because of it. Live and learnd. It was his first install of the new style sockets, and he pushed the cpu in the socket to get it straight. It actually did work, but was only seeing 4 out of my 12 gigs of ram.
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post #28 of 31
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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.
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post #29 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modus;15588922 
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.

wow good job smile.gif
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post #30 of 31
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Thanks! I was able to play BF3 MP for an hour with no issues. Gunna try some OCing later today.
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