Socket pin out of alignment? Bent contact?

I just purchased a Gigabyte X58R-UD3R off newegg.com. It arrived fine, no sign of damage. Took the socket protector off the mobo, and noticed one of the pins SEEMS to be out of alignment. They're so small, it's difficult to tell, but one of them doesn't line up within the rows. It basically looks like it's sitting between rows.

What do I do? Should this be obvious? Is is a common occurrence, a regular defect to look for? Could I be imagining it? I looked for close up images of the socket and found no example of what I see, except this:

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/9403/bentpinub7.jpg

Mine isn't on the edge, but looks similar. It does not line up.

I don't want to install the processor if one of the pins is misaligned. I need advice.

Thanks in advance.

-Dan
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  1. I turned up the resolution on my camera and surprisingly it came through fine. Can I fix this, like with a pin and a magnifying glass? Or is this one of those "return it immediately" type of issues:

    http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3049/cimg0254v.jpg

    -Dan


    ever0095 said:
    I just purchased a Gigabyte X58R-UD3R off newegg.com. It arrived fine, no sign of damage. Took the socket protector off the mobo, and noticed one of the pins SEEMS to be out of alignment. They're so small, it's difficult to tell, but one of them doesn't line up within the rows. It basically looks like it's sitting between rows.

    What do I do? Should this be obvious? Is is a common occurrence, a regular defect to look for? Could I be imagining it? I looked for close up images of the socket and found no example of what I see, except this:

    http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/9403/bentpinub7.jpg

    Mine isn't on the edge, but looks similar. It does not line up.

    I don't want to install the processor if one of the pins is misaligned. I need advice.

    Thanks in advance.

    -Dan
  2. take a pin and a magnifying glass and try to re-aign the pins w/o making it worst. i did this and it worked for me.
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