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I recently bought an EVGA 680i motherboard on eBay. When I opened it and inspected it I noticed there was one bent CPU socket pin. It was shipped with the Foxconn protector plate in place. The pin seems to be level with the others but it's clearly not in quite the right place. Check out the pic. My question is if I try putting my CPU in and seeing if it will post/boot is there a chance I could damage my CPU?
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I recently bought an EVGA 680i motherboard on eBay. When I opened it and inspected it I noticed there was one bent CPU socket pin. It was shipped with the Foxconn protector plate in place. The pin seems to be level with the others but it's clearly not in quite the right place. Check out the pic. My question is if I try putting my CPU in and seeing if it will post/boot is there a chance I could damage my CPU?
There's a pretty good chance you could mess up the CPU, I would just RMA the motherboard.
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I can't quite make out the damage.

Personally, I would not install or run the mobo until you have that more clearly sorted out.

Can you post a Macros-shot (close-up) of the damaged pin?
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I used a credit card once to straighten a pin.
If you look closely when the cpu is pressed down by retainer it will probably put the pin where it belongs.
Im also pretty sure evga wont replace it because of user damage.
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I can't quite make out the damage.

Personally, I would not install or run the mobo until you have that more clearly sorted out.

Can you post a Macros-shot (close-up) of the damaged pin?
These are the best pictures I can get with my camera. I hope they're a little bit better. When I look at it with a magnifying glass the pin seems to be slightly up and over from it's hole. I can't RMA it because it was purchased on eBay which I am now regretting. Everyone highly recommends I DO NOT try to install my CPU and run it? Am I SOL on the mobo?
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These are the best pictures I can get with my camera. I hope they're a little bit better. When I look at it with a magnifying glass the pin seems to be slightly up and over from it's hole. I can't RMA it because it was purchased on eBay which I am now regretting. Everyone highly recommends I DO NOT try to install my CPU and run it? Am I SOL on the mobo?
Try to straighten????
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Hmm... pics didn't load before, trying again.

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post #8 of 14
Dude. Upload anything but BMPs. GIF, JPG, PNG. Anything but BMP.

Anyway, I'd recommend getting a replacement. If you'd rather give it a go, you could try bending it back.
 
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post #9 of 14
Fwiw, those pics are pretty good for a phone.

You might be able to attempt a repair with a magnifying glass and a mechanical pencil.

(Please note that there is an element of failure involved).
  • Ensure that the entire pin is present
  • Use the tip of the mechanical pencil (remove the lead so that the pin can slide into the opening.
  • Gently maneuver the pin back into its correct place.
  • Verify that when the pin compresses that it will not short on another pin or on the CPU itself.

** Before you try anything, I would contact the seller.

Important: If the auction stated, "Sold as is" then you may very well have no recourse.

Good luck.
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post #10 of 14
I wunt do anything to that pin coz there is a possibility of making it worse and they may even try to blame you for it and knock back your RMA.

You should send it back before youre down a processor aswell...
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