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I have a 680i board w/several bent pins...Is there a way I can straighten them? Or should I try to RMA it?
    
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You can go ahead and straighten them any way you want. I usually use a steak knife or flathead screwdriver. Just don't break them off.

You only kill the connection when you break a pin. And even then, depending on WHAT pin it was, you may still be safe.
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Tahnks Manyak I will try that....
Mort they have been cleared..
    
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depending on how bent they are, you can use the plug that goes to it to bend it back.
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the pins that are bent are the ones that make contact w/the cpu.
    
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post #7 of 7
The best tool I have found for trying to straighten bent pins is some kind of refillable pencil... ya know the ones you click and the lead comes out. Just remove all the lead and it leaves the hollow shaft for the pin to fit up into....
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