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How to correct bent cpu pins on motherboard in CPU socket? the pins are of motherboard not on cpu...(INTEL)?

There are several pins that are bent on the new INTEL MB that i recently purchased and found it to have some bent pins. I tried to get an RMA but they deny it. However the pins were not so much damaged as they are now.

I've read a post here abt correcting CPU pins that are on CPU. But this one is even trickier. Its on the board, in the socket, the pins are thinner than that of CPU and its hard to take a knife or a smart  card in that area...

I really need help on this topic as this is a new Board and I dont know how to react.

Please help...

sridhirala1 year ago
There are several pins that are bent on the new INTEL MB that i recently purchased and found it to have some bent pins. I tried to get an RMA but they deny it. However the pins were not so much damaged as they are now.

I've read a post here abt correcting CPU pins that are on CPU. But this one is even trickier. Its on the board, in the socket, the pins are thinner than that of CPU and its hard to take a knife or a smart card in that area...

I really need help on this topic as this is a new Board and I dont know how to react.

Please help..
audreez4 years ago
use an .5mm automatic pencil just take out the led and slide the pencil on the ping and straighten it.

been there done that.. :)
Try this link, it worked for fixing the bent pins on my cpu.
Burf4 years ago
If you have exhausted all your remedies to get the manufacturer's assistance, look into purchasing a pin straightener. There are a variety of styles and types available for under $10. Use Google image and take a look at the types of pin straighteners and see if any look suitable for what you need to do.
I always use a pair of jeweler's needle nose pliers for straightening pins, but that may not be the best way for some.
orksecurity4 years ago
I think your first instinct was correct -- if it really was damaged when it arrived, that's the seller's and/or manufacturer's responsibility.

But if you've mucked with it in an attempt to fix it, they're going to blame you and disavow all knowledge. And I can't blame them, having seen folks muck something up and then try to blame the seller.

If the board was really made by Intel, contact them; they may be able to help you resolve this, or they may at least be willing to swap it for a remanufactured board at a discount price.


(Obviously, this illustrates one possible risk of dealing with lowest-price mailorder. A local store charges more but is generally more willing to work with the customer when a weirdity occurs.)
I agree.. I'd also consider filing a complaint with the better business bureau against the reseller. Nothing says "oh rilly, that's how you're gonna play it?" like a BBB complaint