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Almost all vendors do not cover socket damage within their warranties.

If it's just a few pins a razor blade, tweezers, and a magnifying glass can usually straighten it out.

Please note that if you do decide to attempt a repair it is entirely possible to take out your CPU if the socket was damaged even further. Best advice would be to pick up the cheapest chip possible for the socket to test your handiwork before you toss $200 into a potential failure.

You can't rma things without it's original packaging. Also motherboards need to have the protective cap on the socket, else they won't be processed. I guess you could try bending them back

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Almost all vendors do not cover socket damage within their warranties.

If it's just a few pins a razor blade, tweezers, and a magnifying glass can usually straighten it out.

Please note that if you do decide to attempt a repair it is entirely possible to take out your CPU if the socket was damaged even further. Best advice would be to pick up the cheapest chip possible for the socket to test your handiwork before you toss $200 into a potential failure.

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Bend the pins back get some tweezers a razor blade and a pretty strong magnifying glass.


I bought a board along time ago off of ebay that had bent pins for real cheap! and bent them back and worked like new and saved myself $200+

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thanks guys guess we will try to bend them back wish us luck 

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