View Full Version : Bending pins really sucks.
08-01-03, 02:53 PM
So I received my new 2.4c from Newegg the other day, and upon opening the box I noticed the pins looked funny. Turns out like 3 of them were slightly bent. I was too impatient to RMA and wait for a new one, so I took to the task of bending those pins back straight. Man, was that about the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. My eyeballs are still buggin out of my head.:bang head
If it ever happens again, you can use a credit card to help straighten them.
08-01-03, 03:01 PM
Excellent suggestion. I used the tip of a pen. It really sucked.
lol...I have had this before, I used a butterknife..whatever works!
I did this with a pair of tweasers...and it actually still worked! But it sucked, so I got my rightfully deserved RMA....:D
BENT pins are one thing. . . . I remember a horror story or two where, in the attempt to straighten them, pins have borken off. . :O . . . WATCH them pins folks :D
08-01-03, 09:17 PM
best thing is a pencil if you ask me :D
I used a credit card as well, it worked, but it was still annoying and a total pain. However, I'm sure it was easier than using tweezers or a pen tip :D
08-01-03, 11:20 PM
To begin with I tried using my tongue, but that didn't work too well.
08-01-03, 11:53 PM
I use a .5 mechanical pencil and stick the pin where the lead goes on the front and it works pretty good
08-02-03, 12:15 AM
That's an even better suggestion, and you are from Lynnwood which makes it the best suggestion ever.
I grew up in Mill Creek.
08-02-03, 12:15 AM
The last time that I had bent pins I used tweezers.
The mechanical pencil idea is a great one, I'll definitally try that next time I need to fix a bent pin.
08-02-03, 12:50 AM
last time i bent some pins i just used my finger nales, it seamed easy for me, but yea that machanical pencil sounds like a great way to do it also.
PS: i just noticed that A LOT of people in this thread lives in western washingtion, i live in kent btw. but hey, since everyone lives so dang close, if someone hears about any big LAN party's, let me know!
08-02-03, 12:59 AM
ME: Do not try and bend the pins. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.
YOu: What truth?
ME: There is no pin.
You: There is no pin?
Me: Then you'll see, that it is not the pin that bends, it is only yourself.
yes i love the matrix that much!!!, if your having trouble figuring what im talking about its whre neo talks to the kid with the spoon, instead of spoon i MODED IT! to be the pins of the cpu..
OH YA IM A TRUE GEEK!:attn:
I used a razor blade to bend the pins on my 1700 back into place. Worked like a charm...
08-02-03, 01:13 AM
I used my left nipple to fix the pins on my xp1800+
08-02-03, 01:17 AM
Is your left nipple that much harder than your right? THat is wonderful.
I only said I lived in W Washington. I got the hell out as soon as I graduated High School in 96. Cascade High. Woo Hoo. Now live in S Cali. The weather is exponetially better.
08-02-03, 02:34 AM
had bent pins on my old 1.7ghz p4 used the plug from my tv to get them straight took forever thoe
Had a single bent pin on my 1700+ when it arrived in the mail today; just grabbed the pair of needlenose pliers that happened to be within reach, and very carefully bent it back into place. Worked great :D
I used tweezers I think on my old T-Bird 850. I was really shook, if I bent them too much they'd snap off. :eek:
08-02-03, 05:35 PM
Just solder them back on:rolleyes: .
08-02-03, 09:00 PM
so, is it junk if a pin breaks off?
08-02-03, 09:20 PM
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