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I’ve messed up my new cpu.. what do I do?

Hey new to this, already had a thread with problems that I spent a week fixing, gpu was getting hot so I switched cases, and with my micro atx mobo I couldn’t reach a connector so I removed my cpu cooler without twisting and bent a bunch of pins on my cpu, absolutely devastated I’ve tried rebending them with a mm screwdriver and it’s really hard to do. Honestly stuck here and don’t know what to do, any suggestions?

 

Its a 3700x and I saved up my bday money to get this (I’m 16)

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heating and then bending with a small razor blade or thin piece of flat metal is a good approach

 

when removing the stock AMD CPU cooler it's best to twist the cooler off, due to the rather sticky nature of the paste

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How would I heat it to a point of melting, and also some pins are bent so they are touching and  I don’t know if they will combine?

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3 minutes ago, Dynamisticality said:

Honestly stuck here and don’t know what to do, any suggestions?

Welp, some of those pins are really bent. There's not really much you can do, though: you can pay for someone else to try and straighten them back up or you can do it yourself. It's quite literally not useable as-is, so, in a sense, you wouldn't be losing much, if it broke in the attempt.

 

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Man you really did a number on those pins...have you tried using tweezers? 

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I have precision screwdrivers that I got to try revenge them that came with tweezers, it’s pretty hard to see even with my phones 5x zoom feature

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Who would I pay to try fix it, does the manufacturer do repairs seemingly as they can make these chips or do I need to find a shop that does it?

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7 minutes ago, Dynamisticality said:

Hey new to this, already had a thread with problems that I spent a week fixing, gpu was getting hot so I switched cases, and with my micro atx mobo I couldn’t reach a connector so I removed my cpu cooler without twisting and bent a bunch of pins on my cpu, absolutely devastated I’ve tried rebending them with a mm screwdriver and it’s really hard to do. Honestly stuck here and don’t know what to do, any suggestions?

 

Its a 3700x and I saved up my bday money to get this (I’m 16)

I feel really bad for you :(
This happened to me too, just with a 1600X.
My advice:

Tweezers

Really small flathead screwdriver

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I was able to fix all but a few pins that were twisted in each other, and one was bent completely flat.

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Well I have bad lighting, using camera as magnifying glass and I have both a flat screwdriver and tweezers, I don’t really know what to do, also I think the site just went down

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17 minutes ago, Dynamisticality said:

I have precision screwdrivers that I got to try revenge them that came with tweezers, it’s pretty hard to see even with my phones 5x zoom feature

Do you not have good lighting to do this stuff? Perhaps a desk lamp? 

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You don't heat them to the point of melting, just warm them up to make them more pliable/less likely to snap off. A hair dryer or heat gun would probably do, throw a carboard box over to trap the heat (so you're blowing air into the box, not having the whole hair dryer inside) Best of luck to you

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7 minutes ago, Dynamisticality said:

No, just lights that are directly above me and a phone light

Ok... well try to do the best you can do to fix those pins. 

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If you fail to repair the bent pins, you could try sending your chip to someone that has specialized equipment to solder new pins to the cpu. It will probably be cheaper than replacing the whole unit.

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Use tweezers to get them apart from each other. Once they are apart use a credit card to bend the pin back. I’ve done this numerous times for friends that have bent pins. A credit card on each side so you don’t over do it. 
Go slow. Do not rush this repair or you’ll end up messing it more than it already is. 

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The credit card is too big to fit in between the slots, if worst comes to the worst I’ll ask my dad as he works as a mechanic and can heat it up and has a bunch of tools for it, I’ll keep trying though but it’s a lot of pins

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7 minutes ago, Dynamisticality said:

The credit card is too big to fit in between the slots, if worst comes to the worst I’ll ask my dad as he works as a mechanic and can heat it up and has a bunch of tools for it, I’ll keep trying though but it’s a lot of pins

I would not recommend heating the cpu up. That will not unbend the pins and will only cause them to possibly disolder causing further damage. I had good luck fixing bent pins on an old sempron using one of those thin blades used for arts and crafts (pic related) and very slowly and carefully unbending them back straight enough that it fits the socket. Otherwise maybe taking it to a computer repair shop you trust and asking if anyone there has steady hands and knows how to fix bent pins is a good option.

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2 hours ago, Dynamisticality said:

How would I heat it to a point of melting, and also some pins are bent so they are touching and  I don’t know if they will combine?

you have to use the quote button or use @Dynamisticalityor else we won't see your responses

 

you don't have to heat them to the point of melting, in fact that would be very inadvisable. I simply recommend warming them so that they are slightly more flexible and less prone to cracking or breaking, even though that would not be an extreme concern in the first place.

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7 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

you have to use the quote button or use @Dynamisticalityor else we won't see your responses

 

you don't have to heat them to the point of melting, in fact that would be very inadvisable. I simply recommend warming them so that they are slightly more flexible and less prone to cracking or breaking, even though that would not be an extreme concern in the first place.

I'm fairly certain that the solder melting temp is lower that the temperature required to make copper measurably softer. 

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2 minutes ago, Blue4130 said:

I'm fairly certain that the solder melting temp is lower that the temperature required to make copper measurably softer. 

well it wouldn't have to be significantly softer but truthfully I've not tried myself so it's true it might not make a difference

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8 minutes ago, Blue4130 said:

I'm fairly certain that the solder melting temp is lower that the temperature required to make copper measurably softer. 

Hmm, that's interesting. Although I don't know if the pins on a cpu are made of copper or some other metal alloy. I know for a fact that the pins are gold plated, but that doesn't matter in this case.

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2 hours ago, RussianSalad said:

Hmm, that's interesting. Although I don't know if the pins on a cpu are made of copper or some other metal alloy. I know for a fact that the pins are gold plated, but that doesn't matter in this case.

I was assuming gold plated copper, but I guess they could be something else. Regardless, any metal is going to have a much higher melting/softening point than solder. 

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5 hours ago, Dynamisticality said:

Hey new to this, already had a thread with problems that I spent a week fixing, gpu was getting hot so I switched cases, and with my micro atx mobo I couldn’t reach a connector so I removed my cpu cooler without twisting and bent a bunch of pins on my cpu, absolutely devastated I’ve tried rebending them with a mm screwdriver and it’s really hard to do. Honestly stuck here and don’t know what to do, any suggestions?

 

Its a 3700x and I saved up my bday money to get this (I’m 16)

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The way I straighten pins is with a model vice clamp, a magnifying glass (when needed) and surgical tweezers. To help eliminate the wavy pins, I use a thin card from my wallet. Like my library card which is a little thinner and fits between the rows of pins better. Gently slide up the rows and rock the card back and forth gently while watching and paying close attention.

 

This cpu isn't bad. I managed to straighted out a socket AM2/3 cpu that was halfway almost completely bent over.

 

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Thanks, some are pretty hard to get like the ones that are touching each other, I just don’t want to pull it off with the tweezers but I managed to fix a lot of the pins

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