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Where Can I Get Cpu Pins From?


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#1 Drykill

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 07:52 AM

Anyone know where I can get some replacement pins for my AMD skt 939 CPU? I'm in need of about 6 or know of anyone in the UK who can repair CPU's?

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 08:05 AM

www.wikihow.com/Fix-Bent-Pins-on-a-CPU

According to the above article, there is no way to replace pins. It also gives instructions on how to straighten pins.
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 08:33 AM

Ya if there bent you can "carefully" bend them back, if thier completely broke off you need a new CPU

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 08:55 AM

It might be worth a try to contact support at the manufacturer of the cpu and see if they offer a repair service.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:12 AM

Well I've read many stories on how people have repaired cpu's with broken pins, many took theres to a jewellers to get it repaired. I had a go at fixing it earlier but without the correct pins its kind of difficult but ot seems possible. Can't see how a broken pin instantly means your CPU is useless, it's just a case of removing the old pin head and soldering a new pin on.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:12 PM

CPU's are made with a incredibly small manufacturing process. They go as small as 65 nanometers no. I'm not completly sure of my math units in nanometers. But I know 1 stran of hair is 1 micron, and there's 1000 nano meters in just one micron.

So if you put in the pin wrong you could easily mess something up.

Edited by protozero, 10 August 2006 - 05:12 PM.

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