Is this LGA 2011 socket pin bent? (pics included)

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by rllr, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. rllr

    rllr n00b

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    I just bought this board brand new from Newegg, and the plastic cover that should be over the socket was loose in the bag. There's a spot in the top left corner that appears darker and I can't tell if the pin is bent or what. I took a couple photos. Should I RMA this board?

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  2. Jorona

    Jorona 2[H]4U

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    Yes it's bent, and yes you should return it
     
  3. Josephson_Junction

    Josephson_Junction [H]Lite

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    Yeah, that's bent alright. RMA it, and be prepared to defend yourself if it's claimed that you're responsible for the damage.
     
  4. night_2004

    night_2004 2[H]4U

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  5. phnguyen90

    phnguyen90 Limp Gawd

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    :rolleyes: This is why I stopped buying stuff from Newegg
     
  6. Sycraft

    Sycraft [H]ardness Supreme

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    If they won't do an RMA it is possible to fix something like that. It takes a small screwdriver, a steady hand, a magnifier, and probably some luck. I have unbent a pin in a LGA socket and it functioned afterwards. However, an RMA is the better idea.
     
  7. Jodie

    Jodie n00b

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    Looks like you messed it up and now say it came that way.
    Why ?
    I see too much lint near top of socket, too many scratches by the lever, and a drop of thermal paste that you missed on the plastic.
     
  8. DeathPrincess

    DeathPrincess [H]ard as it Gets

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    It's been used by someone. Looks like they gave you a repackaged return. Return it to them and file charges if they try and wriggle out of it. :D
     
  9. tacos4me

    tacos4me Gawd

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    this. try and fix it if you think you have the hands for it. save yourself all the trouble that is RMA. you'll never get it back looking 100% but as long as it works, who knows, maybe it's just a ground.
     
  10. Kaos_Drem

    Kaos_Drem Gawd

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    QFT,

    Unfortunately this looks like it is the case, whether the pin was bent before or after you or whoever used the board before you did this with an improper cpu installation is irrelevant.