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Old 12-15-2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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I recently bought an asus p5kc motherboard. inserted cpu, memory, graphics cards, etc. Upon power up, computer powers down after about 15-25 seconds then powers up again. this process continues until the power is manually switched off.

I removed all components and noticed 2 pins extremely twisted on the cpu insertion socket towards the center. I would like to know if it is possible to bend just two pins, as i have built many systems and never had any problems like this before.

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Old 12-15-2007, 04:28 PM   #2
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Some times it is and some times it isn't possible. I have taken the ink cartidge out of a ball point pen and use the pen to bend them upright. If that is too large to fit in the small space, try the back of the ink cartridge, it sometimes will fit in there when nothing else will. Hope you get other suggestions also, so it works for you. Go very slow and good luck.
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I have encountered this sooooo many times


take the cpu to a good jewelry store / there they have the equipment and expertise to straiten them. they work on stuff MUCH smaller and tougher than pin straitening! The jeweler told me "this is kids play"

and he charged me nada!
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:51 PM   #4
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The Asus P5KC motherboard is a socket 775, so your bent pins are on the motherboard. As posted above a jewelry store may be able to straighten them. FWIW... I have been able to repair a cell phone and Creative Zen player under a 60X microscope at work.
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They have much better plyers (my mom is one)
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have a look sometime at the gold rings they can braze on a gold necklace !


then you will see "cpu pins are childs play for them!!"
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Thanks for the reply, but the pins are twisted like a normal clothes hanger. thats the only way i can explain it. As there are only two pins (directly off center) that are bent, i find it hard to believe i could have done this, without disturbing more pins in the process.

Any ideas as to how this could happen? thanks.
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If they are actually twisted and not just bent over, don't think you could have done that one. Looks like a factory flaw, so it would be a RMA situation IMHO.
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dont worry about the shape of the pins / dont touch them yourself!


you will only use up what strength they have if you play with them / take it to a jewler / you wont be dis-satisfied
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I thought i could not have bent and twisted the pins at the same time. I will contact my supplier on this matter. Thanks to ALL that has spent time to reply to my problem.
I will return with the outcome as soon as i can.

once again thanks folks.
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