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I bent the pins and I can't seem to unbend them.
I was thinking about maybe a watch repairshop could do it because MSI won't let me RMA for user damage.
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Originally Posted by Frozenoblivion View Post

I bent the pins and I can't seem to unbend them.
I was thinking about maybe a watch repairshop could do it because MSI won't let me RMA for user damage.

Isn't there more then 1 USB header on your motherboard?
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Isn't there more than 1 USB header on your motherboard?
USB 3.0, this motherboard has only one.
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You're talking about this right?


What have you tried so far, and how bent are they? I would think a precision flathead screwdriver or needle nose pliars would work.
     
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You're talking about this right?


What have you tried so far, and how bent are they? I would think a precision flathead screwdriver or needle nose pliars would work.
It's pretty darn bad, and yes that's the one I'm talking about.
One pin is so bad that its bent all the way to the plastic on the send.

What is a good motherboard replacement, prefer black pcb? (Asrock Z77 Extreme 4?)

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_722&item_id=047869
Edited by Frozenoblivion - 2/14/13 at 4:02pm
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Small needle nose pliers are your best bet. Don't move it any more than you have too. thumb.gif
If it breaks your stuffed redface.gif
ps, be more careful in future. biggrin.gif
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Small needle nose pliers are your best bet. Don't move it any more than you have too. thumb.gif
If it breaks your stuffed redface.gif
ps, be more careful in future. biggrin.gif
I had no idea how I could have bent them. But I will be more careful.
Is Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 a good board? It's on sale for 114$
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First of all ASRock's PCB is brown. Second of all Extreme4 is a terrible board.

MSI will repair it for you for a small fee.
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post #9 of 20
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First of all ASRock's PCB is brown. Second of all Extreme4 is a terrible board.

MSI will repair it for you for a small fee.
Really? That bad? Brown or black, better than blue in a matte black Switch 810 right?

Extreme 6 any better?

I don't think they will, I've asked on MSI forums.
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They use outdated D-PAK mosfets that get very hot. Then there is this vcore problem.

Almost all ASRock Z77 boards suffer from it except OC Formula. Extreme4 and 6 are confirmed to have this issue.

At that price range MSI Z77A-GD55, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H, or Biostar TZ77XE3 are your best options.
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