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Bent PCU pins


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#1 zooterman

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:06 PM

Hi,

Has anyone been able to replace damaged pins, I have a 2011 socket M/b with bent pins.

Thanks.

Wal



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:15 PM

I have never tried replacing but I have successfully bent pins back into a workable position 2 times. I used very small dental picks and small tweezers. I used a cheap test cpu in the slot first to verify that it worked properly.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:24 PM

I also have overcome bent pins, using a credit card to move them back into proper position.

 

If you are missing pins, that's something I have no experience with.

 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:07 PM

There is a broken pin on this M/B,  just wanted to know if you could remove and replace them,  or are they fixed in position, I have straightened many pins but not replaced any.. I have a laboratory microscope and the tools to do it, but if it is fixed in position it's a waste f time.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

I have replaced  ONE pin on a CPU.  It was a very delicate solder job with a low wattage iron (17 W.) on a variac to get just enough heat to solder the broken pin back in place.  Remounted and it worked okay.  Never had to try another yet.  A broken pin jammed in the socket is more common and folded over pins come second.  Too amny ham fisted users trying to do their own upgrades.






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