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Paladin2020
05-03-2004, 11:56 AM
I recently got an AMD FX-53. When I opened it up and put it into the socket 940 slot it didn't fit all the way in. There was one pin bent, so i carefully bent the pin back into place. Eventualy the cpu fit into place. I hope i didn't ruin anything by doing so.

Have any of you had the same problem. If so did it work fine when you booted up.

Paladin2020
05-03-2004, 11:56 AM
I recently got an AMD FX-53. When I opened it up and put it into the socket 940 slot it didn't fit all the way in. There was one pin bent, so i carefully bent the pin back into place. Eventualy the cpu fit into place. I hope i didn't ruin anything by doing so.

Have any of you had the same problem. If so did it work fine when you booted up.

Djiant
05-03-2004, 12:53 PM
Watch out with that, I think you were lucky
that it worked for you.
Mostly if you try to bend something like that back, it will break.
If you bend metal you mess up the internal structure (molecules).

I don't know if you bend the pin by accident or that it already was bend.
I do think you got guts to try to repair it.
Especially if it is the hart of your computer. I would scratch my head a few times
before I decided to repair it.
You also have to let open an option so that you can return it to the shop.

Well, I hope it will keep working for you http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Jetenginedr
05-03-2004, 04:18 PM
when you bend metal..no matter what it is..it is called "work hardening" but is just opposite.It will soften the metal and shear if you do it often enough.Try a coat hangar.Somethings take alot of bending back and forth..other things a few times.

Sounds like you won't have any issues as long as you don't bend it again.

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Paladin2020
05-03-2004, 10:59 PM
No I'm leaving it in the socket and NEVER remove it.

I didn't bend it either, it was bent when i removed the sponge thingy that was covering the pins. It was in a plastic case and the sponge was covering the pins so i couldn't tell if it was bent in the case. Cause once i opened the case it was going to be a void warranty any way. I didn't have choice but to repair it myself.

One pin out of 940, what's the chances http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

maggotfeeder
05-04-2004, 05:39 AM
Don't sweat a bent pin. I've installed many CPU's over the years and have never had a problem with a bent pin. I once got an OEM P3 in a plastic blister pack that had about 8 pins bent on one side (looked like it had been dropped). After I finally got them all straightened out (boy was that fun http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif ), it had no problem posting, and is still running to this day. As long as they don't have stress fractures, you should be golden.

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Paladin2020
05-11-2004, 11:56 AM
Well I booted up the PC and played some far cry and everything is ok.

Whew that was a big relief. Next time I will get some warranty no matter what the price.

Just got lucky on this one thoe http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Smash_Swiper
05-12-2004, 12:20 PM
You were lucky!..

someone i know.. my friends friend turned the CPU and tried to put it in the wrong way.. he bent like 5-6 pins and he was lucky too.. you should NOT try to force it into the socket..

btw. what do you mean with bending transistors? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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