Is this fixable?

1 : Anonymous2021/11/27 18:22 ID: r3jgih
Is this fixable?
2 : Anonymous2021/11/27 22:57 ID: hmbwpu7

I know linus made a video about these type of problems.

3 : Anonymous2021/11/27 23:34 ID: hmc1pc0

Totally! Use a credit card and straiten the pins, one row at a time

4 : Anonymous2021/11/28 00:32 ID: hmc9ctl

You have to make sure the pins are straight on 2 Axis. X And Y as it were. It can’t move on the Z as that would require it goes up and down off the board. This is good news as it cant! (Think chess, your pieces go left, right, forward, and back, but never up in the air or down through the board) This is also why straight razor is cool because you can even then up collectively. If we are all gonna be honest, just imagine cutting a line of cocaine. Nailed it.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/28 00:56 ID: hmcci8g

Tooth pick or plastic tweezers would work

6 : Anonymous2021/11/28 02:45 ID: hmcq4g3

This physically pains me.

7 : Anonymous2021/11/28 03:11 ID: hmcta4r

Tooth floss to kinda get pins up then a led penile to get it straight. Be super careful n patient gl to u

8 : Anonymous2021/11/28 03:59 ID: hmcz0i7


9 : Anonymous2021/11/28 04:19 ID: hmd193b

Never done it on a pc, but a mechanical pencil has fixed this on some airplanes. Obviously not by me.

10 : Anonymous2021/11/28 04:35 ID: hmd31v7

Heat them with a hot air gun to about 90 degrees and gently flatten them with the long blade of paper knife between the rows of legs. I've done this many times and it worked every time.

11 : Anonymous2021/11/28 05:42 ID: hmda4b1

I used a thin bladed pocket knife on my bent pin 1700x, was nervous and dropped about 4 inches from the socket. It has more leverage and try to go with full passes of the row to get alignment right.

12 : Anonymous2021/11/28 06:14 ID: hmdd4jh

Use the tip of a pencil with those long thin pieces of refillable led to very slowly and carefully bend them straight

13 : Anonymous2021/11/28 08:23 ID: hmdo5hf

yes it is you can fix it

14 : Anonymous2021/11/28 11:06 ID: hme0au7

I had exactly this on my r5 1600. It works fine with straightened pins, so it is probably recoverable if you're somewhat precise

15 : Anonymous2021/11/28 11:07 ID: hme0dp1

Yes but you have to be very careful not to break them !

16 : Anonymous2021/11/28 11:16 ID: hme12r0


17 : Anonymous2021/11/28 12:52 ID: hme8uma

Had this happen to my old 1700. The heat sink removal was too late after it was powered on and the thermal compound was not warm enough to remove cleanly. I learnt to do it while warm and to twist rather than wrench the heat sink off

18 : Anonymous2021/11/28 15:09 ID: hmenqdu

Did the same with my Son’s 2700X when upgrading the motherboard. Chip came off stuck to the cooler.

We managed to fix it, just take your time and don’t rush it.

19 : Anonymous2021/11/28 16:07 ID: hmevd6u

Yes, that's how mine was on all 4 sides but I fixed them back with a needle

20 : Anonymous2021/11/28 16:29 ID: hmeyiyp

yup. i used tweezer to bend them back slowly. still works.

21 : Anonymous2021/11/28 17:04 ID: hmf3eiz

It can be fixed, just gotta straighten the pins.

If you get it close enough, when you put it in, it will fully fix it.

22 : Anonymous2021/11/29 04:19 ID: hmhqxzi

I had one worse than this a while back. I was able to fix it with a sewing needle. You use the needle to gently work the pins into straight lines. It may take a while, but it worked well for me. Saved my 3700X.

23 : Anonymous2021/11/27 20:11 ID: hmb9tqo

Yes, just do it very, very carefully. Take a pair of thin tweezers and very carefully straighten the pins. I hope you have steady hands.

24 : Anonymous2021/11/27 19:18 ID: hmb21mq

It’s fixable, try some YouTube videos on how to do it. If you feel uncomfortable trying it yourself, try find a professional. A Jeweller might be able to help you straighten them, as they do have the same(ish) equipment.

25 : Anonymous2021/11/27 19:42 ID: hmb5kgy

Use a Pen refills back and gently try to straighten the pins.

26 : Anonymous2021/11/27 19:57 ID: hmb7r2p

With a lot of care and luck, yes

27 : Anonymous2021/11/27 20:35 ID: hmbdbre

Totally. Just just a magnifying glass, and gently use some tweezers to move them back into place.

One of those looks very bent so that might be an issue though

28 : Anonymous2021/11/27 20:41 ID: hmbe5sm

Warm it with a hair dryer just in case, then try to fix it via mechanical pencil's tip. Something like Rotring tikky is a good pencil for this job.

29 : Anonymous2021/11/27 20:42 ID: hmbec4z

Dude, i know you're scared as fuck. It's an easy fix. Use a decent light and bend them back. I've done this countless of times. Be carefull , be soft and everything will be alright

30 : Anonymous2021/11/27 21:00 ID: hmbgwzf

Use a shaving blade or something thin like that to bend them up again, happened to mine years back

31 : Anonymous2021/11/27 21:19 ID: hmbjim4

Same thing happened to me. You know what I did? I listed it on ebay (with full disclosure and photos of the pins), and it was sold within hours. I used the recouped money to buy a new CPU. Easy.

32 : Anonymous2021/11/27 22:05 ID: hmbpqlg


33 : Anonymous2021/11/27 22:49 ID: hmbvmq3

Yes, automatic pencil

Take extreme care however, you can't wiggle the puns too many tines or else they will break and get too much distorted

34 : Anonymous2021/11/27 23:01 ID: hmbxasy

Oh thats a rough sight to see. I did this a while back to my Ryzen 2600 and was devastated but I found a JaystwoCents video about using a exacto knife blade and running it inbetween the pins and it worked great. He probably explains it better in his video though lol.

You can watch his video here:

35 : Anonymous2021/11/27 23:09 ID: hmbydx2


I'd recommend a few things:

First: You need to bend these back one at a time, and once. More than that you risk breaking them.

Get a think but ridged card like a business card and slide it through the row of pins as a guide.
gentle bend them back into place... less is more. If you do not think it's 100% straight, run the card down the intersecting row of pins to confirm that it's 100% straight. You only need to be about 95% straight too - because the ZIF socket is going to likely have enough play to allow an off-center pin to slot in, and the socket will correct it the rest of the way.

I did this with my AMD 3800X when I removed it from it's socket and it fell out... bending just about the same amount of pins.

Be patient, don't use much force, and correct too little vs risk over-correcting.

Again, to test if you've done it right, run the business card gently through all the rows, intersecting and parallel, to confirm that the pins aren't rubbing on the card.

If the card passes easily through all the affect rows? You're perfect.

36 : Anonymous2021/11/27 23:52 ID: hmc42ij

I did this with a FX-8370 few months back. Fixed it with a butter knife in 20 minutes. Works to this day.

37 : Anonymous2021/11/28 01:09 ID: hmce4sa

You need to be suuuuuuuuuuuuper gentle

38 : Anonymous2021/11/28 01:23 ID: hmcfxz4

I managed to bend back over half the pins on my old processor using a kitchen knife. It's definitely possible.

39 : Anonymous2021/11/28 03:41 ID: hmcwwe7

cant wait for am5 to go for lga socket. It a stupid design to have one of most expensive part of your component to be this fragile.

40 : Anonymous2021/11/28 04:02 ID: hmcze2l
41 : Anonymous2021/11/28 04:27 ID: hmd27v6

There is no practical heating method that would increase the malleability of CPU pins without destroying the solder pad or entire CPU.

You can just carefully bend them back into place.

42 : Anonymous2021/11/28 05:21 ID: hmd7zbb


43 : Anonymous2021/11/28 05:53 ID: hmdb4rr

yes give it yoga

44 : Anonymous2021/11/28 08:02 ID: hmdmkfu

During my build I dropped my cpu like an idiot but I was able to grab tweezers and bend the pins back. No issues since. After being able to fit my cpu back into the socket it aligned the pins even more. It was gut wrenching though.

45 : Anonymous2021/11/28 08:48 ID: hmdpz9a

I bent mine, so I used 2 tweasers to try pry them back into shape, it worked

46 : Anonymous2021/11/28 10:55 ID: hmdzh0o

Yes, easy fix. I use to fix it with my business card. After all pins nice

47 : Anonymous2021/11/28 12:55 ID: hme92b9

Yes it is fixable. Start with an automatic pencil. Put it over the pins and gently pull them up into there proper positions. Alternative: use a credit card to push the pins back into there position. With the card it's easy to align the pins in there proper rows.

But since some of the pins bending quiet hard, they can become bridle, when you push them back and break of - that's no reason to throw it away. You can shop online for "Ryzen contact pins" and get some new (and depending on how many break away you need the soldering mask too). But soldering them into place is quite fiddly. So you maybe want to ask a elektronics repair shop in your neighborhood, if they can do it, when you provide them with the pins and stuff. I think LTT even did a video about that.

Good luck and steady hands mate!

48 : Anonymous2021/11/28 20:26 ID: hmfxmd8

I used to (and still do) use a razor blade.

49 : Anonymous2021/11/29 09:49 ID: hmijhmg

From the look of it and slot in on wrong side and angle. Use the automatic pencil trick like what they have said, just don’t over bend and make anymore adjustment since the base of the pin is already weaken.

50 : Anonymous2021/11/29 12:28 ID: hmivp9f

I used a razor blade. Did just fine. First time and runs like a charm now.

51 : Anonymous2021/11/28 08:31 ID: hmdor23

How did you even do this? Must be dUmb


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