As long as none of the socket's 1,155 contacts (pins) are bent crooked so that they would touch an adjacent contact when the CPU is pressed down on them, it should be OK. Closing the pressure plate will force the highest contacts back down to where they should be. Here is a pic of what the socket contacts should look like, as well as a pic of the pads on the cpu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
(keep clicking on the pic until it is at its max size.)
If you think I may have I've misunderstood your issue, please post a pic of your socket.