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Did I mess up my 6 pin PCIe cable?

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So today I started sleeving my PSU. Just about 10 minutes ago, I was sleeving the 6 pin cable when I noticed one of the little metal squares inside the PCIe 6 Pin jack was no longer a square. It got all messed up and crooked from probably just handling the cable and pulling stuff. I tried bending it back with some precise pliers but I couldn't get it to the exact square that was originally there. Now it's like a crooked square/rectangle.

I am worried that I messed up the 6p Pin and if I plug in a grapchics card into that 6 pin plug then I'm going to mess up my graphics card too. I tried plugging in my GPU and it went in fine, so maybe I'm worrying about nothing?

Has anything like this happened to anyone? What do you guys think? Here's a pic of the pin messed up. It's the top middle, sorry for the bad quality.

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post #2 of 5
It should be ok.
Push it gently and slowly onto the plug on the card, and pull it out a lot to see. Usually once it's been put in halfway it should be just fine. The pin on the card is stronger than the one in the plug.
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As long as it fits snugly on the GPU pins it should be OK so dont worry unless other wise.
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I plugged in my GPU and it went in just fine. I bent it back to a pretty nice square with my pliers.
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I would RMA if I were you.
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