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wirerogue May 27, 2013 09:24 AM

Bent Socket Pins - Can they be fixed?
 
so i'm looking at this motherboard on ebay. they're selling it for $20 but, it has bent socket pins.

do you guys think this is something that can be fixed?

thanks in advance.

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Soullessone21 May 27, 2013 09:31 AM

Very easy to fix just takes time.

Eldonko has fixed a few of these, I have done the same as well.

Just fixed a Gigabyte board that was even worse then that and its my main system board now.

I would say worth $20 for sure :)

3.0charlie May 27, 2013 09:39 AM

I have fixed a few sockets as the one pictured, using a 0.5mm mechanical pencil (without the lead inside obviously) and a high-power magnifying glass. Only add patience in the mix to be successful.

wirerogue May 27, 2013 09:44 AM

thanks guys. i'll give it a shot.

Soullessone21 May 27, 2013 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by wirerogue (Post 711623)
thanks guys. i'll give it a shot.

curious whats the board? brand? model?

wirerogue May 27, 2013 10:51 AM

soul, i can't tell you right now. the last thing i want is all you computer geniuses bidding against me. :whistle:

stoanee May 27, 2013 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by wirerogue (Post 711630)
soul, i can't tell you right now. the last thing i want is all you computer geniuses bidding against me. :whistle:


LOL! So true...........:bleh:

odis172 May 27, 2013 12:40 PM

I've fixed a lot of bent pins, but I find when they get too bent, the stress of bending them way back to where they came from can break them. I count 7 bent pins and i'd say you'll be lucky if you can fix it.. or very skilled :P For 20$ though I'd go for it if the board is a high end model.
edit: Pick up a dental pick, and it can be usefull to have 2 if you need to bend at the middle of the pin.

Shadowmeph May 27, 2013 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3.0charlie (Post 711620)
I have fixed a few sockets as the one pictured, using a 0.5mm mechanical pencil (without the lead inside obviously) and a high-power magnifying glass. Only add patience in the mix to be successful.

thats how I fixed my other motherboard I had a bit of a problem becasue my eyes are not that great and am a bit shaky at time lol

rjbarker May 27, 2013 01:35 PM

2011 Socket X79 I think ;)


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