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Guide to fix bent on board processor pins socket LGA 775 | 1155 | etc

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Hey everyone! Long time reader, occasional contributor. I go through my phases on this site (basically whenever i'm working on my rig!).

Anyway, recently I had the misfortune to bend some pins on my socket motherboard, after I decided it would be a good time to clean my heat sink for the first time in over 5 years. OF COURSE my luck would have it, as I'm spraying compressed air elsewhere the nozzle shot out and hit the one spot it couldn't: the processor socket.

Needless to say I was pretty pissed, thought i basically fried (broke) my board. I hit up some member son here looking for a new one, but while doing that i figured "Well might as well give it a shot! Whats the worst that happens, I break it again?"

Well, i didn't break it. I fixed it! And a members I was talking to in PMs expressed interest in trying to fix his own pins, so I wrote up a quick little thing on how i managed to do it, what I needed, etc etc, in the hopes that it helped him. There are some guides out there on it, but I kind of modified a few. While the basic concept is the same (put them back in place) I used a different tool than most, and also altered the goal: from making it perfect to making the tip alignment good enough. Hopefully this helps at least one person fix their own bent pins.

If you do give it a shot? I recommend doing what I did and get the following:

-a pair of magnifying glasses, at RITE AID and such they sell reading glasses, which are NOT prescription and are just basically magnifying glasses, thats what I used (albeit my mothers pair, heh),

-bright light at a good angle (and something to hold it, I had a friend hold a second light while I worked),

-an INSULIN NEEDLE or something that thin; depending on your sewing needles you might be able to get away with it, but I mean REALLY THIN, thin as a syringe; my dads a diabetic so I kinda lucked out on that one, but you know as well as I do anything too big will hit another pin when you try to fix the bent ones. Other places suggest super thin screwdrivers, I'm telling you to take it a step further

Just take the needle, get it underneath the bent pin, and flick it the direction you want, if you get what I mean; just like get the needle under and move it. You wont be able to PUSH it with a needle, because you will have no way of getting a grip on the individual pin or having somehing thick enough; the needle WILL slip off and flick the pin anyway. BUT! If you INTENTIONALLY FLICK it in the direction you want with purpose and the right amount of force it will move, slowly but surely.

Dont try and get it absolutely perfect,just line up the tips with the rows of the rest. Forget the rest of the pin except for the tip, forget about doing anything to the pin but lining up those tips . The pins are already supposed to be angled, and then straighten out, if you look at them. So getting them close enough is the best possible goal IMO. I doubt anyone could get them 100% where they used to be, but as long as the TIP where it contacts the proc is lined up, youre golden.

You will probably not get it exactly 100% the way it was but if you get it 95% there it will make contact with a proc and you'll be good to go. DONT OBSESS trying to get it 100%, good as new, back to how it was. Get it as close as you can, do NOT try and "perfect it" if its off by like...a micrometer...you will only make it worse and possibly bend other pins in the process Just focus on lining up the tips of the pins. Best advice I can give.

I fear this would be all but impossible on a newer socket...the 1155s? Almost 1.5x as many pins in the same area?[/I] I would wager it is much more difficult, but the concept/execution will be the same. Although I am doubtful as to how well someone could fit the needle in between each pin, theyre already close enough on a 775...

Any mod feel free to clean this up or make it more guide ish if you want, or chuck it if theres a better one, but I couldn't find a better guide anywhere (some guides suggested some pretty crazy stuff with paper clips/screwdrivers, all are WAY too big). Please move this to wherever it would be the most help as well.

Good luck! I'm kinda in disbelief that I was able to do that.... FYI: I have hand/body tremors, so fine work like this is near impossible for me, but if I could do it? I bet many more of you can.
Edited by kmac20 - 7/21/12 at 11:57am
    
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post #2 of 8
This happened to me before. The easiest way was to take all of the lead out of a mechanical pencil place the pin in the hole of the pen and adjust.
post #3 of 8
i use a mechanical pencil.
post #4 of 8
I have the same problem.

Is this fixable the way you did it?
post #5 of 8
Here are some different camera angles



post #6 of 8
i fixed 3-4 pins in my 1207 opteron board with the tip of a razerblade (not the square ones)

worked fine
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by NKrader View Post

i fixed 3-4 pins in my 1207 opteron board with the tip of a razerblade (not the square ones)

worked fine

Living on the edge? specool.gif
post #8 of 8
Just made my day! Dell Optiplex GX620 is now updated with 2 core processor. One pin in socket gave me gray hairs, but with your advice I got it done.
Have a nice summer!
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