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Man am I ever pissed. :swearing: I have no idea how it happened but I bent a bunch of pins! I've already searched the forum and I've found a few things that I'll try. I sure hope I can fix it. This really sucks, but thanks to you guys and OC I've got a place to go when I need some good advice. I'm a member of some other forums but I like this one best!
post #2 of 22
Try to use a mechanical pencil with the lead removed to straighten them. Remember, best to not bend them far enough then it is to over bend them.
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i htink its because of the "recent threads" box, thats whats unique, and ultra handy, if not for it, i would only look in a few catagories
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yup try the M.pencil technique....and maybe some needle nosed plyers(carefully!)
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post #5 of 22
this forum setup is really cool and my dad belongs to a fishtank forum that is set up EXACTLY like thsi one, weird
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Originally Posted by masterofthepuppets99
this forum setup is really cool and my dad belongs to a fishtank forum that is set up EXACTLY like thsi one, weird
Ehh... maybe because we use the same (similar) forum layout program?
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post #7 of 22
Here's what you do. Get a mini-screwdriver - you know, the ones that come in the little package of six? Then use a credit card and run the credit card slowly between the tines of pins stopping at the bent one and use the tiny screwdriver to straighten the pin.

Move on to the next one. It is time consuming but it has never failed to fix bent pins for me. This way you will never bend them too far over also as that can break them.

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post #8 of 22
Rather than doing it one by one with a mechanical pen what u can do is. Use a credit card gently slide it in and gently push on one side to straigthen it and then do the CROSS intersecting way ( + ) ROW by ROW
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by shortfuse
Rather than doing it one by one with a mechanical pen what u can do is. Use a credit card gently slide it in and gently push on one side to straigthen it and then do the CROSS intersecting way ( + ) ROW by ROW
Great Idea. Now why didn't I think of that?

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Great Idea. Now why didn't I think of that?

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When u use a credit card make sure u use the back part instead of the front, back is flat unlike the front with series of number, another trick u can do it use a credit card and a drivers license put them back to back assuming they are nto thick enough so it can slide thru..
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