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Old 02-11-2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Socket 478 Pentium 4 bent pin, fixable?

Ok, the other day my friend removed CPU from his computer and when trying to put it back in two pins got bent. Is this fixable or do we need ot buy a new one?

Its a socket 478 pentium 4, 2.2ghz
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Socket 478 Pentium 4 bent pin, fixable?

yeah, you can fix it

use a plastic ruler, and push the pins back into alignment with the rest of the row
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Socket 478 Pentium 4 bent pin, fixable?

They are on the outside row and they are bent on the middle of the pin. Is it stil possible?
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Long nose pliers? Cant hurt to try, be gentle with it
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: Socket 478 Pentium 4 bent pin, fixable?

ok well take two credit cards and shape it
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:26 PM   #6
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Default Re: Socket 478 Pentium 4 bent pin, fixable?

Ok, bigger problem maybe, one we fixed the other pin broke off. What will happen if we plug it in and start the computer up? Or is this processor shot now?
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Default Re: Socket 478 Pentium 4 bent pin, fixable?

Yup, you can straighten them out. It jsut may take a little more work. Just be very careful and take your time. I have used a tiny screwdriver to get bent pins straight. The open end of a mechanical pencil works too. It doesn't have to be perfect, just close enough for them to fit into the socket.


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I hate to say it, but I don't think it will work with a missing pin. You can try, but i don't think it will go well.
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No, that CPU is gone. Throw it away.
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What will happen if I plug it in?
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What will happen if I plug it in?
It's dead. The pin is broken, it won't start up. Throw it away. There's no saving it man give it up...
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