Hello, I finally got my build to turn on and stay on, but it makes no beeping sound, and sometimes the CPU red light is on, sometimes the RAM light is on (always one or the other but never at the same time). I've hooked my PC up to my HDTV using an HDMI cable, but it says there is no signal (I'm certain the right source is selected).
After looking over the forum's troubleshooting list, I remembered that some of the pins in my MoBo's CPU socket looked bent when I was installing my CPU. Due to my inexperience, I thought they were just supposed to look that way. Could that be causing the CPU/RAM to light up red, and causing my PC to not be recognized by my HDTV? Is it safe for me to straighten the pins myself?
more pins there bent....dont look like install issues looks like shipping damage there bent bad. there more pins bent on the right side of the slot too a few single pins. i call up the shipper and do a claim on the mb also check the cpu for damage/burn marks. i would for safty rma or replace the cpu too. there are a lot of one and two bent pins all over the slot. most time on an install issue you get a small area or one or two pins that you can fix..the pins on the left side look bent and melted.
The part wasn't shipped to me, I bought it from a local Mirocenter. Hopefully the pins aren't actually melted, and it's just the bad image quality making them look that way. Here's a better image.
On second look, I really don't think the pins are melted, but they are badly bent. I'm going to talk to a friend who build PC's to see if he thinks he can salvage them. Is it pretty certain that the bent pins are causing the other problems I'd mentioned in my first post?