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How easy would you say it is to fix bent/broken pins on a motherboard's CPU socket?

I imagine it's not hard to fix just a few bent pins, but what about if a pin is entirely missing or something?

 

Edit: It's intel

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If Intel, not the easiest thing, considering the entire point of contact is gone. For them, you would be better off getting a new motherboard or RMAing.

 

If AMD, just get a small long piece of metal, of which would be the same length and thickness as a pin. Then, stick it into the proper hole and make sure it makes contact with the CPU.

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If you still have something like the pin to conduct electricity in the same place, it could work even if it's broken off. 

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If you still have something like the pin to conduct electricity in the same place, it could work even if it's broken off. 

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Edit: I assume the same principle applies the other way around...

 

As long as it conducts the electricity. 

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If you're super lucky you might be able to get away with a small piece of metal instead of the CPU pin. This, however, should only be tried if the motherboard is 100% dead otherwise. 

(AMD)

 

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