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Bent pins on cha_1 fan header

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May 24, 2012 1:19:00 PM

I recently purchased a motherboard from newegg and I went ahead and told them the box was damaged upon receiving from shipping. Apparently ups likes to throw stuff. It looked like the box had been dropped on it's side pretty badly. Anyways. I started assembling the pc to see if it worked. After making most of the connections I noticed the fan CHA_1 fan header was bent. I am not sure if this can be fixed or if it should be RMA'd. Does anyone have suggestions on this?

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
May 24, 2012 3:17:22 PM

No thoughts on this?
a c 346 V Motherboard
May 24, 2012 7:42:22 PM

if the pins are bent < 45 degree, try to bend back carefully.

or take a picture and call the company.
a c 431 V Motherboard
May 24, 2012 8:18:45 PM

the easy fix for a bent pin of that size is to use the end of a click type pen or a small disposable pen. slip the hard plastic over the pin as low as you can go and then slowly bend pin back straight. you dont want to keep bending the pin or it snap off. all you have to do is get it so that it lines up space wise to the other pins so that the plug can fit down on top of it.
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