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Bent motherboard pins, fixed but now will not boot

Q: Bent motherboard pins, fixed but now will not boot

Hi everyone, I have a problem.
I pinmodded an LGA771 Xeon to work with my LGA775 motherboard. I decided to do it the hard way and use aluminum foil and tape to pin mod it. I think it worked out fine but anyway, on to the problem.

When I cut off the LGA775 alignment pieces, I accidentally bent 2 pins out of shape a little. Initially, I didn't notice, so I put in the Xeon to try it out, didn't work.
Then I tried my old processor, also didn't work (worked fine previously).

So then I noticed the pins and bent them back into shape, AFAIK it is perfect and you can't even tell that anything happened.
Tried both CPUs, nothing, no beeps, no signal to the monitor.

Is it possible to damage my motherboard if I didn't do the pinmod correctly?
Is it possible that I damaged my processor or motherboard by trying to run it with those 2 pins out of place?

Help please

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A: Bent motherboard pins, fixed but now will not boot

I am not really sure, but my guess is you did not do the pinmod correctly since both CPUs do not work. I hope someone else can provide some insight on this issue. Good luck!
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A:bent pins brand new motherboard socket?

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I never dropped an CPU or bent any cpu pins, but here are some people suggestions to try from some internet sources.

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A:bent cpu pins

The pins are bent on the CPU itself or on the Motherboard?
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A:Accidentally bent some CPU pins

Bluebarry said:

I also broke off a couple pins but managed to save them, will I be able to get those back in?Click to expand...

Please clarify this statement.

If you broke a few pins from the CPU, you will not be able to fix them.
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A:Broken USB Motherboard pins

Pin 1 is power, pin 19 is power and pin 2 is the USB 3 RX- signal, so yeah that's the reason the ports won't work. I can't see any harm in leaving it plugged in.
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A:Boot Parttion Corruption - Almost fixed just need a little more help

It appears the Update failed but to be sure you can boot the latest Windows 10 installation media to run Automatic repair same as shown here for Windows 8 Automatic Repair. If WIndows 10 starts then you can install EasyBCD to add Windows 7, replacing any old listing.

If it won't repair or just based on the failed Setup listing you may want to delete the Windows 10 partition during a booted reinstall of 10 using the latest ISO from Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows. This should also configure a Dual Boot menu with Windows 7.

Otherwise to rescue 7 Mark 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active,
then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

You can then install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add Windows 10 to a Boot Menu to see if it will start, using the Windows 8 type OS choice.
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Hi Digger,

Welcome to the forums, glad you found a fix for your problem and thanks for sharing.
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Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {default}
Drive: \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2

Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows
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If it is not charging maybe the battery is defective.
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A:Bent pin! Need help!

A picture would be helpful to visualize what you are trying to repair.
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Have you called HP Support to see if it is covered under warranty?  >>Contact HP Btw, I have seen posters solve the bent pin issue by inserting a ballpoint pen into the barrel(with ink cartridge removed), fitting it over the pin and gently straightening it. If you have indeed damaged the charging port I do not know of a way to fix that yourself.
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A:Bent AMD CPU prongs

Hi Michelle,
assuming you have the pins straightened correctly, you have to line up the gold arrow in one of the corners of the CPU, PCB (the green substrate the CPU is on) with the embossed arrows on the CPU socket.(AMD's only) It will drop in then. If not , the pins are not straight yet. Get a eyeglass repair kit screw driver, and a magnifying glass and take your time (thats about all the advice I can give) take your time and look at them from several angles to make sure they align down the rows of pins.
hope that helps
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Hi Marlinde

How long do you have your notebook? Try to contact your local dealer, explain the situation and ask if you can get replacement. Maybe this should be the first step for you.

What do you think about it?
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Take out the video card, and then put it back in. Sometimes pushing down on the heatsink getting it installed will make the video card slip out of its slot a bit, especially if you left the screw in that holds the plate to the case.

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This should work:
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A:Can You Help? Safemode,Missing drivers,Bent contacts,what? Read More PLEASE!!

Either can someone trustworthy please remote host my ASUS, & Help me Get out of safemode.Click to expand...

no we dont offer that type of service here - see the rules

is it legal to somehow reinstall windows7 from My Toshiba Satellite to My ASUS Notebook.Click to expand...

No the software will be OEM software and tied to the motherboard hardware and NOT transferable
BUT if you have the exact same software as on the CoA label you cna use that license with the software - BUT it has to exactly the same
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I think the first step is to make certain you have the most recent motherboard drivers installed.

Please post the exact Make & Model number of the computer.

Federal Law requires electronic manufacturers to label their devices with an "FCC code". You can sometimes cross-reference that number to a specific model of motherboard (or whatever).

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A:Where do these firewire pins go?

just google firewire pinout
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A:Which CPU's have gold pins?

you can check each one here:

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PIN # Description

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