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Yaffle
July 5th, 2007, 08:01 PM
Hello, I have some how broken one pin on a processor what are the chances of it still working?

Yaffle
July 5th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Its on the outer edge.

jeffc313
July 5th, 2007, 08:17 PM
probably very slim. Do you have a soldering iron handy?

a12ctic
July 5th, 2007, 08:20 PM
Is it completely broken off or is it just bent? If its just bent run a credit card through the pins till its straight.

Yaffle
July 5th, 2007, 08:26 PM
yes i do have an soldering iron.
please help.

igknighted
July 5th, 2007, 08:36 PM
yes i do have an soldering iron.
please help.

Honestly, if you just purchased it, contact the store you bought it from and tell them it came like that and ask for a replacement (before you try to solder it). Chances are they will swap it out for a new one.

Engnome
July 5th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Honestly, if you just purchased it, contact the store you bought it from and tell them it came like that and ask for a replacement (before you try to solder it). Chances are they will swap it out for a new one.

Not a very honest thing to do.


Honestly...

:)

smoker
July 5th, 2007, 08:48 PM
if the pins broken, bin it, i wouldn't even attempt a solder, the heat alone from the iron will kill it dead.

igknighted
July 5th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Not a very honest thing to do.:)

I suppose the depends how it broke... the poster didn't mention anything about how it happened... I had no reason to suspect it WASN'T a shipping accident ;)

jeffc313
July 5th, 2007, 08:52 PM
if the pins broken, bin it, i wouldn't even attempt a solder, the heat alone from the iron will kill it dead.

I've soldered to chips before, just need to be at a low temp. Also need to be quick ;)

forrestcupp
July 5th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Honestly, if you just purchased it, contact the store you bought it from and tell them it came like that and ask for a replacement (before you try to solder it). Chances are they will swap it out for a new one.

most new processors come with a warranty, and you probably don't even need to mention how it happened. Unless you bought it OEM. If it's OEM, you probably don't have a warranty.

If there's no chance of getting your money back or getting it exchanged, solder it. You're just going to throw it away anyway. Just make sure not to get any solder anywhere but on that one pin. You'll also have to end up with it clean enough to fit in the hole on the motherboard.

jeffc313
July 5th, 2007, 10:09 PM
just found this if it helps
http://www.techimo.com/forum/t176070.html

smoker
July 5th, 2007, 10:40 PM
just found this if it helps
http://www.techimo.com/forum/t176070.html

thanks for that, useful to know:D

Yaffle
July 6th, 2007, 09:02 PM
I fought I would tell you guys on how it went, I build up the courage to straighten some bend pins it took me about an hour, I bought some new thermal compound set it all up and it worked! I check my performance/temp application and everythink appeared to be fine. Thanks alot for all of your help. :)
Now I have got my AMD 64 5600 x2 running.

moffatt666
July 6th, 2007, 11:45 PM
I fought I would tell you guys on how it went, I build up the courage to straighten some bend pins it took me about an hour, I bought some new thermal compound set it all up and it worked! I check my performance/temp application and everythink appeared to be fine. Thanks alot for all of your help. :)
Now I have got my AMD 64 5600 x2 running.

Well done mate!

smoker
July 6th, 2007, 11:55 PM
I fought I would tell you guys on how it went, I build up the courage to straighten some bend pins it took me about an hour...

so was it only bent pins, and not a broken pin?

glad you are up and running now:D