UPDATED: it seems that my happiness was short lived. After making a change to the boot order in BIOS, my computer will no longer POST on power up; instead it enters a reboot cycle.
I guess I didn't repair the socket after all.
Can anyone tell me how to go about getting the LGA 1155 socket replaced/repaired? I know that the service exists because I've heard people mention it on the boards... but I can't seem to find much information about it via Google. Again, NOT looking for suggestions to just replace the MoBo. Please give me any information you might know about how to get my LGA 1155 socket repaired/replaced.