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post #11 of 41
You can use the mechanical pencil trick. Otherwise, RMA the board. If they refuse it claiming you damaged it, contact your credit card company and file a chargeback.
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post #12 of 41
That what you're talking about?



Looks bent to me.
post #13 of 41
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The motherboard was braught off ebay and you know what some people are like on there, Plus i dont really want to send it back as its only 3 pins and they dont look all that bad to me, Im sure the cpu will still contact with the pins wont they?
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post #14 of 41
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That what you're talking about?



Looks bent to me.
Yes and the 3rd to the right ofit.
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post #15 of 41
It does look only very slightly bent/twisted. Personalty I would set it up & see if it functioned ok, and if necessary even straiten that pin. However if you're not used to doing this or are uncertain about doing it. Email the place you got it from and include your pictures explaining that the board was supplied in this condition.
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post #16 of 41
I had this once but that was with a board I received from someone. It still works without issues, but after getting another board I never felt comfortable with selling it. It's still in my old room somewhere. This is what the socket looks like (S775):



I'm sorry it's such a small picture, but a lot of the pins on the rightmost row are either bent or the tip broke off. It still works.
post #17 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by grazz1984 View Post
Yes and the 3rd to the right ofit.



Just be careful and try and straighten them out. I've done it with a steak knife before or a tooth pick or something.
post #18 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by grazz1984 View Post
The motherboard was braught off ebay
Ahh well that's another story then. You initially said it was new, so I assumed it was brand new.

The seller or previous owner has done this IMO. However that does not mean it still won't work as it should, but if not you want you're money back.
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post #19 of 41
I would seat the CPU first before attempting to bend them back. It might actually work and there's the chance that you might break the top off just like I did.
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So the board wasn't new. You got scammed, sadly. Well test it, but at least you can still file a paypal claim.
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