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#1
yo i just took out my cpu to throw a new layer of thermal glue on it and i threw it back in and tried to boot but nothing happened!

then i relised that there was 2 broken pins on the corner of my cpu :(

What can i do to fix it anything?
 
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#2
If they are just bent, you can carefully try to bend them back.
 
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#3
Or use some plastic material like plastic glass or a library card to straighten them back.
 

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How are they broken? Middle of the pin, end, back? Sometimes they can be soldiered if you are good at it, but most likely... the chip is a goner.
 
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a couple were bent but two of them are broken off and now i cant boot at all just keeps restartinh
 
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How are they broken? Middle of the pin, end, back? Sometimes they can be soldiered if you are good at it, but most likely... the chip is a goner.
danggg cuz there broken right near the base two right next to eachother but i have the pins so i might be able to save the day.

worst case i get my new Phenom Sooner!
 

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If the pins are completly broken off like you say then your SOL. If their just bent then you can just bend them back being extreamly careful as MRCL said.
 
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might have to put some thermal on mine(when i get it on thursday)

hopefully i wont do the same.lol
 

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There is a way to add wires into the socket to make it work.

Sneekypeete knows the details, as he has done it in the past.
:toast:
 

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At the base is good! If you aren't good with a soldering iron, take it to a jewler (where they make thier own stuff) and get a quote.
 
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There is a way to add wires into the socket to make it work.

Sneekypeete knows the details, as he has done it in the past.
:toast:
Is there anything the compined knowledge of TPU does not know/something that has not been done?
 
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can i see a pic?

My brother just did what Namslas was talking about to a old P4 he had and it worked again.
 
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Is there anything the compined knowledge of TPU does not know/something that has not been done?
Yes. Understanding the opposite sex.:roll:
 

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There is a way to add wires into the socket to make it work.

Sneekypeete knows the details, as he has done it in the past.
:toast:
At the base is good! If you aren't good with a soldering iron, take it to a jewler (where they make thier own stuff) and get a quote.
You two have me curious now.:twitch: I've never seen this done before, hope it works out.:toast:
 
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ill try and get a good pic hard to do with a poopy camera
 

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you could order a phenom and ship me the chip i can fix it and use it lol
 
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Why would you take the CPU out to begin with if your putting new paste on it?
 
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ya thats weird when i reapply i don't remove the CPU from the socket i just leave it in and apply it in the socket i am wondering to why you removed the CPU cuz you can even clean the old TIM off still in the socket
 
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LGA FTW!!!! no pins to break on CPU ^_^
 
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i take the chip out to clean completely and reapply then put it back in like so




Best pic i could get sorry

 
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amd's CPU's are so fat compared to intels, i always wondered why?
 
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You don't see shit on that pic, sorry:laugh:
BUT I see a fixable Pin on the right corner (of the pic).
 
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You don't see shit on that pic, sorry:laugh:
BUT I see a fixable Pin on the right corner (of the pic).
yea i missed a bent one ha

but i think i might just order me a 9950 X4 for 166$+ship
 

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Yes. Understanding the opposite sex.:roll:
that hasn't been understood by ANYONE. I have been trying but it keeps ending in an epic fail like dividing by zero it just can't be done
 
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#25
I have a solution for you.

Step one.

Take aluminum foil, roll it into a small, very small roll, as small as the pins that broke off.

Step Two

Place them in the socket holes of the motherboard where the broken pins are.

Step Three

To the best of your ability, place the cpu and try to align it with the foil in the socket.

GG. Did this with an old socket 478 Pentium 4.