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Bent CPU Socket Pins

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I recently received a motherboard that I ordered from Newegg. It is an Asus ROG Strix Z390-E. It came with bent socket pins and Newegg will not repair it or take it back. I have already ruled out returning it to Asus. How can I fix these pins, and are they even needed for my I9-9900K?

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They're not bent that badly. If you have nothing to lose (they won't RMA it) you can likely fix those with a pin or needle.


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poke them back with a sharp knife and some care, its pretty easy


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