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Do you guys have any idea how to fix my motherboard CPU pins or w/e the heck its called

It's like 2-3 pins not making contact.. would be very stupid to thow this mobo in the trash without even trying! biggrin.gif

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I was thinking of using these 2

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and something sharp... or this

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post #2 of 9
I'd probably use a toothpick. It's softer so you won't damage anything further. You could also RMA it. THey'd charge you for CID (customer induced damage), but it would probably be cheaper than buying a new mobo.

EDIT: It's an ASUS. They charge $125 to fix bent pins. I almost had to pay that when I sent my Rampage III Extreme in for the 3rd time.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 2/17/11 at 6:31pm
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Originally Posted by TheSchlaf;12426687 
I'd probably use a toothpick. It's softer so you won't damage anything further.

Yeah that's not a problem, will get whatever is needed tongue.gif just curious if this would work... lmao

I already got this board in here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423&Tpk=x58a-ud3r

Will do the job until Ivy Bridge gets out anyway
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Thanks man.. +rep

I didn't even bother looking for a video.. thought I was the only idiot that broke his pins biggrin.gif

Edit: btw I am talking about the motherboard pins, the CPU is just fine
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I've used the same process on CPU pins. Just take your time, work in very good lighting, and never make any jerks while tinkering with the pin.
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I use a mechanical pencil and a magnifying glass.
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post #8 of 9
the pins are usually secured with tiny balls at the mobo end of the pins, so if bent they aren't broken. if you move it into place it should still work. just be very careful, if you have a stand for the mag. glass that would be smart, 2 free hands for stable operation, good lighting, and a toothpick (recommended above) or a small needle like you showed in op will work.

source: i have fixed the pins on amd CPUs that are on the actual chip, but the pins on the mobo for intel chips (after doing a bit of research) seem to look like the same basic technique for fixing them.

i wish you good luck.
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the pins are usually secured with tiny balls at the mobo end of the pins, so if bent they aren't broken. if you move it into place it should still work. just be very careful, if you have a stand for the mag. glass that would be smart, 2 free hands for stable operation, good lighting, and a toothpick (recommended above) or a small needle like you showed in op will work.

source: i have fixed the pins on amd CPUs that are on the actual chip, but the pins on the mobo for intel chips (after doing a bit of research) seem to look like the same basic technique for fixing them.

i wish you good luck.

I see smile.gif well thank you very much tongue.gif let's hope for the best... will try it in a few days and will report back!
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