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Broken CPU Pin Repair Service???

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August 21, 2007 9:39:27 PM

I have an AMD AM2 processor with a broken pin. Google search revealed www.motherboardrepair.com, but the site is down. Any recommendations for repair service?
August 21, 2007 10:12:03 PM

A pair of needlenose pliers and duct tape might do the trick. :)  just kidding. Talk to geek squad, their commercials indicate they can fix anything.
August 21, 2007 10:12:10 PM

repairing will likely be equal or greater than the cost of a new AM2 processor... might as well get a new one and save your self the trouble.
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August 21, 2007 10:40:55 PM

Which CPU did you break?
August 21, 2007 11:00:40 PM

You could try to solder the pin back on (if you still have it), or pry a pin off another AM2 processor (if you have another broken one) and put that on.

I doubt it'd work, but it might.
August 21, 2007 11:16:38 PM

Sometimes the pin isn't important. Other times the pin is simply a VSS or VCC, and can easily be wire connected another VSS or VCC. Look up the AM2 pinout diagram to see what pin was affected.
August 22, 2007 4:22:05 AM

It's related to why my Asus board would not post. Removed the processor (AM2 4600 65w) to ship the board back and found a number of pins bent and 1 broken after I tried to straighten out.

Now, when I installed the CPU, it just dropped in easily and I locked the ZIF? lever. The heat sink was tough to latch (some effort), and now I know why, the pins were being bent. I don't know how because of how easy the processor dropped into the socket.
August 22, 2007 4:24:51 AM

The site I referenced used to fix for $20-$30, which is not bad but the darn site is down, not sure if the guy is out of business or just web glitch.
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