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    Damaged 1366 Socket

    I'm an idiot and I accidentally bent quite a few pins on one of my lga 1366 motherboards. is there a proper way to go about repairing or replacing this socket besides just going pin-by-pin with a pair of tweezers and straightening out each one? thanks.

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    fine tweezers and a lead pen-pencil
    carefull they are fragile and break easily
    socket can be changed but gotta send it to china or taiwan lol

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    yeah, this is a nightmare. any ideas as to where I could take / send it to have the socket replaced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyn View Post
    yeah, this is a nightmare. any ideas as to where I could take / send it to have the socket replaced?
    umm time to buy new motherboard..

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    BGA 775 socket rework service by web7days - YouTube

    http://www.developersnippets.com/tec...?id=2723279890

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    you can always try to contact your manufacturer as I believe several will offer repair service for a fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKrader View Post
    umm time to buy new motherboard..
    yeah, especially after watching the video zsamz_ posted. oh well, it's not the end of the world. I'm not trying the defer blame but, I really hate these sockets.

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    Sorry to hear about your CPU socket...yes, S1366 is super fragile especially their tiny pins, even a hair or clothes brushing against it will bend them. They are fixable if they haven't been bent too bad. With extreme care, a super-fine tweezer/plier and a magnifiying glass they can be straightened to their original position or at least a working position. I did mine last year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcniest5 View Post
    Sorry to hear about your CPU socket...yes, S1366 is super fragile especially their tiny pins, even a hair or clothes brushing against it will bend them. They are fixable if they haven't been bent too bad. With extreme care, a super-fine tweezer/plier and a magnifiying glass they can be straightened to their original position or at least a working position. I did mine last year...
    fortunately, the damaged socket is on an ASRock X58 Extreme, just a drop in the bucket compared to what it could have cost me if it weren't a budget motherboard. I accidentally dropped a cotton pad on to the socket and carelessly picked it up at an angle, not even realizing that some of the pins might have snagged on the fibers... oops.

    oh well, I appreciate the replies everyone. I think I'll just have to write this one off as a $180 learning experience.

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    You don't have to send it to taiwan or china for resoldering like somebody postes - that's bull. you don't have to buy new mobo also.

    My socket 1366 was damaged and I sent it for resoldering - cost - 100$ and you've got brand new socket in your board. working. Some services offer resoldering for 50-70$, but no warranty is given that WILL work. I guess it's better to give more money and get a warranty? IF it's not damaged too much, try to repair it with tweezers if doesn't work - send for resoldering somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalz View Post
    You don't have to send it to taiwan or china for resoldering like somebody postes - that's bull. you don't have to buy new mobo also.

    My socket 1366 was damaged and I sent it for resoldering - cost - 100$ and you've got brand new socket in your board. working. Some services offer resoldering for 50-70$, but no warranty is given that WILL work. I guess it's better to give more money and get a warranty? IF it's not damaged too much, try to repair it with tweezers if doesn't work - send for resoldering somewhere.
    I've emailed ASRock to see if they offer any services. I guess we'll see what happens. I'll keep everyone posted with my experiences just in case someone else runs into my situation.

    Re: fixing with tweezers, a lot of the pins on my socket are pretty badly bent and on at least one of them, when I tried to bend it back, the tip broke off. that can't be good. even if that pin hadn't broken off, with pins that are this badly bent I don't think it would be a good idea to seat a cpu and power it up since I would be concerned about the contact each pin was making to the cpu pads.

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    O ZIF socket, where art thou ?
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    Take it to the local jewelr, ask them to fix it.
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    I had a couple bent pins in my flaming blade board... i just used a credit card and razor blade to straighten them out...

    Granted, broken pins, you're pooched. lol

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    Yeah try to straighten them out with tweesers if not that the board will have to be shipped to the board maker are call them.Good Luck.

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    I was wondering how you managed to bend the pins in the first place, and I read your description of the incident. Bad luck mate.
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    How are most people bending the pins?

    I've only built one i7 rig, which is the rig I am using now, but I keep reading about bent pins. Is it that easy to bend them? What is the common cause of bent pins?

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    Common cause: Anything. Even the pins on 775 boards are really flimsy, nevermind 1366. Because of how the pins are in these boards best thing to do still is get a CPU you know you will be happy with for a good few years. Less you need to remove the CPU, less chance there is of damaging the socket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice009 View Post
    How are most people bending the pins?

    I've only built one i7 rig, which is the rig I am using now, but I keep reading about bent pins. Is it that easy to bend them? What is the common cause of bent pins?
    the socket pins are extremely frail. as I mentioned earlier in this thread, I dropped a cotton pad, the kind you would find in a cosmetics store - with many loose fibers, onto the socket and picked it up carelessly, not even taking into consideration the pins underneath it and how the fibers from the pad may have snagged on them (which they did). I would advise to anyone who removes their cpu for any extended amount of time to replace the socket cover that comes with your motherboard to prevent this from happening. if this does happen to you, it is a very time consuming and frustrating process to bend back those thin pins when there are 1366 of them crammed together.

    they just aren't durable sockets, which is probably exactly what intel wanted. I'm not sure what their profits look like when you compare per processor and per chip set (excluding extreme editions) but, I would be curious to know if they typically make more off of their processors or chip sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salamndar View Post
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    I was buying bent pin boards from a guy on Ebay a while back. I had 100% luck fixing them. I made a tool by cutting off the top half of the eye of a needle and also used the pointy end. Also used a jewelers loop. My technique was to take a macro photo of the pins and then I could easily see orientation, position, etc in the blow up. Kind of pain, but I was getting boards $20 - $40. I'm still running one.

    Another idea, never tried, connect dig camera in macro mode vid out to display device and monitor in real time the pin fix operation. May work.

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